Smuggling

August 03, 2020 - 9:40 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian prosecutors on Monday said they had seized vast assets belonging to a businessman and a media mogul suspected of building his empire with profits from drug trafficking. The Special Prosecutor’s Office against Corruption and Organized Crime, known as SPAK by acronym...
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FILE- In this July 30, 2008, file photo, Jeffrey Epstein appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla. Newly unsealed court documents provide a fresh glimpse into a fierce civil court fight between Epstein's ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, and one of the women who accused the couple of sexual abuse. The documents released Thursday, July 30, 2020, were from a now-settled defamation lawsuit filed by one of Epstein's alleged victims, Virginia Roberts Giuffre. (Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
July 31, 2020 - 1:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Newly unsealed court documents provide a fresh glimpse into a fierce civil court fight between Jeffrey Epstein's ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, and one of the women who accused the couple of sexual abuse. The documents released Thursday were from a now-settled defamation lawsuit...
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July 30, 2020 - 2:24 pm
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court on Thursday found a 77-year-old American man guilty of drug smuggling and sentenced him to seven years in prison, rejecting his defense that he was duped. Victor Stemberger had told the Madrid provincial court he didn’t know cocaine was hidden in the jackets he carried...
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Oil tanker sought by the U.S. was hijacked july 5 off the U.A.E. coast.;
July 19, 2020 - 3:16 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A United Nations agency acknowledged Sunday that a U.S.-sought oil tanker “hijacked” off the coast of the United Arab Emirates after allegedly smuggling Iranian crude oil is back in Iranian waters. The International Labor Organization said that the MT Gulf Sky was...
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July 18, 2020 - 3:41 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police have arrested six people who were trafficking migrants from Greece to Italy using sailboats and were searching for five more suspects, police said Saturday. One suspect was arrested Friday offshore from the island of Corfu, the Greek island closest to the Italian...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2005, file photo, Dustin Lee Honken is led by US Marshals into the Federal Courthouse in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, prior to his sentencing. Honken an Iowa meth kingpin who kidnapped and killed five people, including two young girls, to thwart his prosecution for drug trafficking in 1993 is set to become the third federal inmate to be executed this week. Honken would become the first defendant from Iowa to die from capital punishment since 1963 if his lethal injection takes place as scheduled on Friday, July 17, 2020 in Terre Haute, Ind. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette via AP, File)
July 16, 2020 - 3:45 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A ruthless Iowa meth kingpin who killed five people, including two young girls, in 1993 to thwart his prosecution for drug trafficking is set to become the third federal inmate to be executed this week. Dustin Honken, 52, would become the first defendant in an Iowa case to be...
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July 12, 2020 - 2:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — France and Britain signed an agreement Sunday to share intelligence in their joint fight against the human traffickers who are illegally smuggling migrants across the English Channel. French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said the deal to set up a French-British intelligence unit...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks to Japanese media during an interview in Beirut, Lebanon. Prosecutors filed documents on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, detailing wire transfers by Ghosn to a company linked to one of the men accused of helping smuggle him out of Japan in a box in 2019. (Meika Fujio/Kyodo News via AP)
July 10, 2020 - 2:41 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts father and son who prosecutors say helped smuggle Nissan’s former chairman out of Japan last year were denied bail by a federal judge in Boston on Friday. Michael Taylor, a 59-year-old U.S. Army Special Forces veteran, and his 27-year-old son, Peter Taylor, had sought...
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July 10, 2020 - 11:50 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish Cypriot human rights groups on Friday called for an investigation after police reportedly fired their weapons at a boat that had ferried 30 Syrian refugees to ethnically split Cyprus’ breakaway north. The groups, including the refugee rights group MHD, said in a joint...
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July 08, 2020 - 10:08 am
Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn wired more than $860,000 to a company linked to one of the men accused of helping smuggle him out of Japan in a box last year, prosecutors said in a new court filing. Prosecutors filed documents Tuesday detailing two wire transfers made by Ghosn in...
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