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  • Is The Mafia Helping ISIS Smuggle Oil Into Italy?

    08/01/2017 9:34:22 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 01-08-2017 | Irina
    The Italian mafia may have teamed up with the Islamic State to smuggle crude oil from the Middle East into Italy, an ongoing police investigation has suggested, according to The Times who cited a report by La Repubblica. The Italian daily noted that the police had found substantial amounts of Libyan and Syrian crude that were greater than some local refineries’ inventories, with sources connected with the investigation saying that crude, “should not have been there.” Yet the police have no evidence that the oil came from IS, or whether it came from another non-extremist group of traffickers, because the...
  • 9 Die In Immigrant-Smuggling Attempt In Sweltering Truck

    07/23/2017 4:28:16 PM PDT · by ptsal · 19 replies
    CBS DFW CHANNEL 21 ^ | July 23, 2017 | CBS DFW
    At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, authorities said Sunday in what they described as an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.Thirty-nine were inside when rescuers arrived, and the rest were believed to have escaped or hitched rides to their next destination, officials said. Some of the survivors told authorities they were from Mexico, Homan said.[SNIP]...investigators were still gathering evidence from the tractor-trailer, which had an Iowa license plate and was registered to Pyle Transportation Inc. of Schaller, Iowa.
  • 9 people dead after sweltering tractor-trailer found at San Antonio Walmart

    07/23/2017 1:31:43 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 6:53 PM ET, Sun July 23, 2017 | Faith Karimi, Joe Sutton and Holly Yan
    (CNN)Eight people were found dead in the back of a tractor-trailer parked at a Walmart lot in San Antonio, authorities said early Sunday.
  • 3,700 pounds of marijuana found in lettuce shipment

    06/30/2017 3:27:37 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 30 JUNE 2017 | STEVE NEWTON
    LAREDO, Texas – Custom and Border Protection agents have located and seized nearly two tons of marijuana hidden in a shipment of lettuce. CBP said in a release that the seizure happened at the Colombia-Solidarity International Bridge on June 26, when an officer referred a tractor-trailer hauling lettuce for secondary inspection. After “a canine, non-intrusive and physical inspection” of the trailer, CBP said agents found and seized 5,754 packages containing a total of 3,707 pounds of marijuana. The marijuana had an estimated street value around $741,000. “This is truly an example of our CBP officers’ hard work, experience and dedication...
  • Remember When Obama Gifted Vital U.S. Intelligence to Cuban Spies?

    05/20/2017 5:43:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    The deepest and most damaging penetration of the U.S. Defense Department by an enemy agent in recent history was pulled off by a spy working for the terror-sponsoring, drug-smuggling Castro regime. The spy’s name is Ana Belen Montes, known as "Castro’s Queen Jewel" in the intelligence community. In 2002 she was convicted of the same crimes as Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and today she serves a 25-year sentence in Federal prison. Only a plea bargain spared her from sizzling in the electric chair like the Rosenbergs.Promptly upon Montes’ conviction a Cuban spy named Gustavo Machin, who worked under diplomatic cover in...
  • Paper Trail Shows Syria as Iraq's Main Weapons Link

    12/29/2003 9:15:52 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 102 replies · 238+ views
    LA Times ^ | Dec. 29, 2003 | Bob Drogin and Jeffrey Fleishman
    DAMASCUS, Syria — First of two parts A Syrian trading company with close ties to the ruling regime smuggled weapons and military hardware to Saddam Hussein between 2000 and 2003, helping Syria become the main channel for illicit arms transfers to Iraq despite a stringent U.N. embargo, documents recovered in Iraq show. The private company, called SES International Corp., is headed by a cousin of Syria's autocratic leader, Bashar Assad, and is controlled by other members of the president's Baath Party and Alawite clan. Syria's government assisted SES in importing at least one shipment destined for Iraq's military, the Iraqi...
  • King of Prussia man charged with smuggling aliens into U.S

    02/21/2017 12:36:18 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Times Herald (Montgomery County, PA) ^ | 02/21/2017 | Digital First Media Staff
    Three Turkish nationals — including a Montgomery County man — have been charged in federal court with conspiring to smuggle undocumented Turkish aliens into the United States for private financial gain, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Izzet Kurt, 53, of King of Prussia, Ozcan Kose, 34, of Rize, Turkey, and Oguz Kose, 35, of Rize, Turkey, were indicted by a grand jury --snip-- Upon the arrival, the government alleges, they were coached on how to avoid detection by U.S. Customs officials, and at times provided with fake IDs with the names of crew members.
  • Marijuana found inside firewood seized at U.S.-Mexico border

    02/20/2017 10:20:19 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 31 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | February 20, 2017 | Breaking 911
    TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Sasabe arrested a Tucson man Wednesday for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 100 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $53,000.
  • TSA and Airport Employees allegedly Smuggled 20 Tons of Cocaine Over 18 Years

    02/14/2017 8:20:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    NewsWeek ^ | 02/13/2017 | Max Kutner
    A dozen current and former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and airport employees are facing charges related to an alleged cocaine-smuggling operation going back almost two decades. A federal grand jury in Puerto Rico indicted the defendants on February 8, and the U.S. Department of Justice announced the news on Monday. The defendants allegedly transported cocaine-filled suitcases through security at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Between 1998 and 2016, approximately 20 tons of cocaine made it through as part of the racket, according to the announcement. Drug mules would drop off the cocaine-filled suitcases at...
  • Pay for Play: Where did DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Get Five Hundred Grand to Donate to the DNC?

    02/10/2017 10:05:28 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 11 replies
    Counter Jihad ^ | Sept 2016 | Staff
    A career civil servant with that kind of money ought to be surprising, especially in lieu of his subsequent outreach efforts to proven Muslim Brotherhood outfits. UPDATE: During the years when Republicans controlled the levers of power, Johnson worked for a law firm that represented the Guantanamo Bay detainees — very vigorously. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison attorneys went so far as to smuggle in materials to the detainees. “If I’d gotten caught passing war news to detainees,” one former DOD official said, “my security clearance would have been pulled.” This week has seen the release of many incriminating...
  • 4,000 Pounds of Marijuana Camouflaged as Limes Seized by Border Officers in Texas

    02/08/2017 11:27:08 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 47 replies
    KTLA5 News ^ | February 8, 2017
    US Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly two tons of marijuana packed in phony limes near the Texas-Mexico border last week, according to authorities. The 3,947 pounds of weed came through a commercial shipment of key limes in Pharr, Texas, on Jan. 30, officials said. The truck hauling the "produce" crossed the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge along the Texas-Mexico border near the Gulf of Mexico. Over 34,000 of the fake fruit packages were discovered by an imaging inspection system and narcotics K-9 team.
  • Senate Candidate Kirk has Links to Terrorism

    06/12/2002 7:42:31 AM PDT · by mrsppmrxky · 143 replies · 1,981+ views
    The Austin Review ^ | June 7, 2002 | By MARC LEVIN
    Senate Candidate Kirk has Links to Terrorism By MARC LEVIN An Austin Review investigation has revealed that U.S. Senate candidate Ron Kirk is employing an anti-Israel activist who has defended terrorist groups and is friends with American Taliban John Walker Lindh. The Review has also learned that Kirk has received numerous campaign donations from individuals linked with terrorism and anti-Semitism, one of whom also violated U.S. export laws by shipping sensitive technology to Libya and Syria. Kirk's recently filed campaign report shows payments to a Steven L. Hyland, Jr. of: $1133.22 for "payroll expense" and three separate payments totaling $638.30...
  • Mexican Drug Smugglers Use Air Cannon to Launch Weed into the U.S.

    12/12/2016 12:58:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    MRC TV ^ | December 12, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Smuggling illicit drugs across the U.S border is a lucrative business. From hiding hundreds of pounds of cocaine or marijuana in vehicles, funneling it through tunnels under fenced areas or shipping it across the Florida coastline, drug dealers based in countries like Mexico and Cuba are pretty inventive in finding ways to get their contraband past border agents and into the United States. So inventive, in fact, that U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported that over the weekend, drug smugglers in Mexico used an air cannon to launch a pile of weed across the border into the U.S. According to...
  • Mystery Ship to Syria Raises Questions

    04/17/2012 7:43:18 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 23 replies
    Jewish Policy Center (and American Thinker) ^ | April 17, 2012 | Shoshana Bryen
    The weekend report of a German-owned, Ukrainian-chartered ship carrying weapons to Syria should raise questions and alarm bells.  Der Spiegel reported that the Atlantic Cruiser, owned by the German company Bockstiegel, had been chartered by the Ukrainian White Whale company to pick up Iranian-origin cargo in Djibouti.  White Whale said the cargo was "mainly pumps and similar things," according to the German shipping agent.  However, the ship was refused entry for refueling at the port of Limassol, Cyprus after the crew told the Cypriots that the cargo was "weapons and munitions."  The Cruiser tried then to sail for Tartus, Syria,...
  • Ex-Mountie Accused of Smuggling Narwhal Tusks Pleads Guilty

    10/06/2016 10:27:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 28, 2016
    A retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer accused of smuggling narwhal tusks across the border pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 10 money-laundering counts. Gregory Logan, 59, of St. John, New Brunswick, smuggled 250 tusks valued at $1.5 million to $3 million into Maine in false compartments in his vehicle, prosecutors said. Narwhals are medium-sized whales known for spiral tusks that can grow longer than 8 feet. They are protected by the U.S. and Canada.
  • It's a Jungle in Calais all right... (Illegal migrants)

    08/26/2016 8:15:24 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 August 2016 | Katie Hopkins
    Full Title: It's a Jungle in Calais all right but the desperate migrants menacing our truckers aren't the real problem - it's the ones we never see that you need to worry about Authorities say the French port is a no-go zone at night. And when you've been 28 hours in the cab of a truck, getting in and out of France, driving through the night, you're left in no doubt they are right. Calais is bandit country. Lawless. Ungodly. Inside the endless gates and fences, you made it. You are safe. Outside, you are a target.
  • Military Intel Confirms JW Reporting: Muslim Terrorists Entering U.S. Via Mexico

    08/25/2016 2:54:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 25, 2016
    Corroborating what Judicial Watch uncovered years ago, a U.S. military intelligence report discloses that Muslim terrorists are being smuggled into the country through Mexico. The government calls them Special Interest Aliens (SIA) and Latin American smuggling networks are helping them cross the border, according to information obtained from a U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Intelligence dispatch. Located in Miami, Florida SOUTHCOM is one of nine unified combat commands in the Department of Defense (DOD). It’s responsible for providing contingency planning operations and security cooperation in Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. The internal assessment on SIA smuggling has...
  • Oil, Drugs And Militants: Controlling Turkey’s Syrian Border

    08/10/2016 2:20:01 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-08-2016 | Intel
    The recent spate of ISIS-inspired terror attacks in Turkey and subsequent attempted coup, combined with foreign fighters’ incessant attempts to enter ISIS’s shrinking territory have kept Turkey’s border with Syria, once dubbed a “jihadist highway”, at the forefront of regional security issues. Has Ankara responded adequately to the international community’s demands to bring its 911-kilometer border with Assad’s regime under control, or are smuggling and border crossings by militants a continuing threat? Gasoline smuggling Earlier this year, gasoline smuggling from Turkey to Syria received international attention after Russia accused the Turkish government of facilitating contraband routes across the Syrian border....
  • ISIS Oil Revenues Down By Up To 90 Percent

    08/02/2016 1:00:43 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 02-08-2016 | Ziggi
    Recent Iraqi military gains over the Islamic State have dried up oil revenues for the terrorist organization by up to 90 percent, according to a report by Iraqi News on Tuesday. Security sources from the ministry of oil said ISIS had been smuggling at least 50 vehicles full of oil everyday from oilfields in Qayyarah and Najma. The two sites stand south of Mosul—the largest ISIS stronghold and the third largest city in Iraq by population. But new offensives against the terrorist organization have reduced the smuggling rate to five vehicles a day. ISIS’ prices for the smuggled oil, which...
  • Human Smugglers Hail Uber Drivers to Take Migrants to U.S.-Mexico Border

    06/30/2016 11:48:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 30, 2016
    Human traffickers, who are finding increasingly creative ways to shuttle Central American migrants through Mexico to the U.S. border, have begun to use the Uber ride-sharing service. On June 10, five vehicles carrying 34 Central American migrants were apprehended while traveling together between the northern Mexican states of Zacatecas and Coahuila, said Segismundo Doguin, a Coahuila state official at the National Migration Institute (INM). Four of the vehicles were linked to the Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] platform, Doguin said, but it was unclear whether the human smugglers had hailed the drivers using the Uber app.