Smuggling

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 - 4:58 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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February 04, 2020 - 9:18 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 - 2:35 pm
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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President Donald Trump claps after speaking at Dana Incorporated, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Warren, Mich., about the new North American trade agreement. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 30, 2020 - 7:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to expand the White House domestic policy office by appointing an individual to focus exclusively on combating human trafficking, The Associated Press has learned. Trump is expected to create the position by executive order Friday after he addresses a...
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A covered access point leading to a smuggling tunnel is seen on the U.S side of the border wall in San Diego, Calif. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Authorities have announced the discovery of the longest smuggling tunnel ever found on the Southwest border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday the tunnel stretches more than three-quarters of a mile from a small warehouse in Tijuana, Mexico, into the San Diego area. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
January 29, 2020 - 8:01 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities on Wednesday announced the discovery of the longest smuggling tunnel ever found on the Southwest border, stretching more than three-quarters of a mile from an industrial site in Tijuana, Mexico, to the San Diego area. The tunnel featured an extensive rail cart...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Andrew accompanies Queen Elizabeth II to attend a church service at St Mary the Virgin, in Hillington, England. A U.S. prosecutor overseeing the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking investigation said Monday, Jan 27, 2020 that Britain's Prince Andrew has been uncooperative in the inquiry so far. Speaking at a news conference outside Epstein's New York mansion, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, said prosecutors and the FBI had contacted Prince Andrew's lawyers and asked to interview him. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
January 27, 2020 - 3:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew has provided “zero cooperation” to the American investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe into Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. prosecutor said Monday. Speaking at a news conference outside Epstein's New York mansion, U.S. Attorney...
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January 23, 2020 - 2:44 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former midfielder for Colombia's national soccer team was extradited on Thursday to the United States to face drug trafficking charges. Prosecutors in Texas accuse John Viafara of conspiring with members of the Gulf Cartel to organize cocaine shipments that left Colombia...
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Relatives of Bui Thi Nhung walk behind her casket during a funeral procession to Phu Thang church ahead of Nhung’s burial on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 in the village of Do Thanh, Vietnam. The body of 19-year old Nhung was among the last remains of the 39 Vietnamese who died while being smuggled in a truck to England last month that were repatriated to their home country on Saturday. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
January 23, 2020 - 5:47 am
PARIS (AP) — French and Dutch police have arrested 23 suspected members of a criminal network that has smuggled as many as 10,000 migrants from France to Britain, according to the European police agency Europol. The network was suspected of earning 70 million euros ($77.6 million) in profits by...
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FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. Federal prosecutors said Thursday Jan. 9, 2020, that jailhouse video no longer exists of the area around Jeffrey Epstein's jail cell on a day he survived an apparent suicide attempt. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)
January 18, 2020 - 2:03 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — An investigative documentary about Jeffrey Epstein and how the millionaire sex offender avoided scrutiny is coming to Lifetime. The four-hour film, “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein,” will air this summer, the cable channel said Saturday. Epstein, 66, killed himself in his New York...
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This photo provided by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office shows Jim Farmer. A grand jury has brought charges in a sex trafficking case against former NBA player and one-time University of Alabama basketball standout Jim Farmer, who was caught up in an undercover law enforcement sting last October. (Rutherford County Sheriff's Office via AP)
January 17, 2020 - 12:33 pm
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A grand jury has brought charges in a sex trafficking case against former NBA player and one-time University of Alabama basketball standout Jim Farmer, who was caught up in an undercover law enforcement sting last October. Farmer, 55, of Franklin, Tennessee, was arrested...
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