Smuggling

FILE- This March 12, 2009 photo shows the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City. The federal jail in New York City where wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life is on lockdown as authorities try to determine whether someone smuggled a gun inside one of the most secure federal jails in the country. That's according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke Friday to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 05, 2020 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators found a loaded gun Thursday that had been smuggled into the jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself last summer, following a weeklong lockdown that turned up other contraband and led to a criminal probe into guard misconduct, the federal Bureau of Prisons...
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This October 2019 booking photo provided by the Kauai Police Department shows Kauai County Councilman Arthur Brun, who was arrested Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 on drug and other charges. In October 2019, Kauai police pulled Brun over in a traffic stop after he was seen receiving meth from a gang leader, prosecutors said. U.S. prosecutors say Brun ran a meth ring while serving as an elected Kauai councilman and should be held without bail. (Kauai Police Department via AP)
February 28, 2020 - 6:31 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii councilman pleaded not guilty Friday to charges accusing him of leading a drug-trafficking organization, supplying guns, conspiring with a gang leader, requesting sexual favors as payment for drugs and assaulting a law enforcement officer in a case that highlights the hold...
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February 28, 2020 - 1:58 pm
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Southern California lifeguards rescued 13 people and were searching for others believed to have been dropped off early Friday by Mexican migrant smugglers in the Pacific Ocean, authorities said. As many as three people remained missing based on information from the group of...
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February 26, 2020 - 12:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday declined to release the son of a fugitive Mexican drug kingpin pending the start of the son's narcotics trial. Federal prosecutors had argued last week that Ruben Oseguera was a obvious flight risk and should remain in custody. Oseguera, who was...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, Barclays CEO Jes Staley participates in the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit at Union West on in New York. Britain’s financial watchdog is investigating whether Barclays chief executive Jes Staley disclosed full details of his relationship with the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, the bank said Thursday Feb. 13, 2020. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 13, 2020 - 1:49 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s financial watchdog is investigating whether Barclays chief executive Jes Staley disclosed full details of his relationship with the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, the bank said Thursday. The two men were acquainted when Staley ran the private bank division of...
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A group of migrants rescued by Spanish maritime authorities stand on a rescue vessel as they arrive at Malaga port, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Spain on Monday rescued 119 migrants from the sea and was looking for 67 more believed to have gone missing on a boat while trying to reach European shores, the country's maritime authorities said on Monday. (AP Photo/Jesus Merida)
February 11, 2020 - 5:45 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain has located 69 African migrants who had gone missing while trying to reach Europe by boat, the country's Maritime Rescue service said Tuesday. A spokeswoman with the government agency said that a merchant ship found the boat some 36 nautical miles south of the Spanish port city...
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Pope Francis delivers a blessing during the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
February 09, 2020 - 1:58 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis called on internet-based companies Sunday to be vigilant about keeping human traffickers from using electronic communications to entrap victims. Francis said during his remarks to the public in St. Peter's Square on Sunday that the “plague” of human trafficking “...
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In this photo made available by the Florida Highway patrol shows confiscated drugs following the arrest of two men Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, Santa Rosa County, Fla. Authorities confiscated methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl. (Florida Highway Patrol via AP)
February 04, 2020 - 11:59 am
MIAMI (AP) — Two men charged with drug trafficking could have done a better job hiding their wares than using a package labeled “Bag Full of Drugs,” Florida authorities said. Ian Simmons and Joshua Reinhardt, both 34, were pulled over in Santa Rosa County on Saturday after a trooper clocked them...
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February 04, 2020 - 6:18 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has raised the sentence against a former bank president found guilty of trying to smuggle a painting by Pablo Picasso out of the country. The Madrid court announced the decision Tuesday to raise the sentence against fined ex-Bankinter head Jaime Botín to three years...
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President Donald Trump shows off an executive order to help combat human trafficking in the East Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 31, 2020 - 10:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump marked the 20th anniversary Friday of federal legislation to help combat human trafficking by dedicating a new White House position to the issue. Surrounded by survivors, administration officials and members of Congress, Trump signed an executive order...
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