Smuggling

In this photo taken on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, Mohammed Naseer, with black turban, holds his sons' hand when they enter a Pizza Restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan. Mohammed Naseer spent several weeks arranging for his son, a nephew and several other children from his district of Ander in Ghazni province to go to Quetta to study the Quran. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)
July 31, 2017 - 2:17 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — It was a routine check. Two vans, both without license plates, were stopped earlier this month by police in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province, where Taliban hold sway in large swaths of the countryside. Inside, police found 27 boys between the ages of 4 and 15, all...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, Mohammed Naseer, with black turban, holds his sons' hand when they enter a Pizza Restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan. Mohammed Naseer spent several weeks arranging for his son, a nephew and several other children from his district of Ander in Ghazni province to go to Quetta to study the Quran. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)
July 31, 2017 - 2:14 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan authorities say a new generation of Taliban is being educated in seminaries in Pakistan's Quetta. Their parents call it a desperate need for education they can't find at home in Afghanistan. Police call it trafficking and say the parents — wittingly or unwittingly...
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A Navy soldier patrols near the Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 28, 2017. Thousands of Brazilian soldiers have begun patrolling in Rio de Janeiro amid a spike in violence. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
July 28, 2017 - 11:21 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of soldiers began patrolling Rio de Janeiro on Friday amid a spike in violence in Brazil's second-largest city. The deployment of 8,500 soldiers, plus hundreds of police and highway patrol officers, is aimed at fighting organized crime gangs, which control many of...
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July 27, 2017 - 9:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City police officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for moonlighting in the drug trade. The New York Times ( http://nyti.ms/2w34JFz ) says Merlin Alston started driving his friend to cocaine transactions in 2010 then branched out. Investigators say he...
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A bottle of water, flowers, candles, and stuffed animals help form a makeshift memorial in the parking lot of a Walmart store near the site where authorities Sunday discovered a tractor-trailer packed with immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio, Monday, July 24, 2017. Several people died and others hospitalized after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer in the midsummer Texas heat, according to authorities in what they described as an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 26, 2017 - 8:12 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Mexican government officials said Wednesday they were working to reunite families with some of the survivors of a failed human smuggling operation and had been assured by U.S. immigration officials that they would not question relatives about their legal status in the United...
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A bottle of water, flowers, candles, and stuffed animals help form a makeshift memorial in the parking lot of a Walmart store near the site where authorities Sunday discovered a tractor-trailer packed with immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio, Monday, July 24, 2017. Several people died and others hospitalized after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer in the midsummer Texas heat, according to authorities in what they described as an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 26, 2017 - 1:21 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is just one member of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that they are looking to identify and dismantle, a U.S. immigration official said...
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This undated photo provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows a king cobra hidden in a potato chip can that was found in the mail in Los Angeles. Prosecutors say Customs and Border Protection officers found three live king cobra snakes while inspecting a package that was mailed from Hong Kong in March, 2017. Rodrigo Franco was charged Tuesday, July 25, 2017, with illegally importing merchandise. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife via AP)
July 25, 2017 - 8:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man was arrested on federal smuggling charges Tuesday after customs officers intercepted a shipment with three live king cobras hidden inside potato chip canisters that were being mailed to his California home, U.S. prosecutors said. Rodrigo Franco, 34, was scheduled to be...
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James Mathew Bradley Jr., left, arrives at the federal courthouse for a hearing, Monday, July 24, 2017, in San Antonio. Bradley was arrested in connection with the deaths of multiple people packed into a broiling tractor-trailer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 25, 2017 - 5:25 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a broiling tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio (all times local): 4:30 p.m. An official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says investigators examining the deaths of 10 people found...
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FILE - This May 17, 2011 handout X-ray file photo, provided by Chiapas State Attorney General Office, shows, according to the attorney's office, migrants from Latin America and Asia inside a truck heading to the US at a checkpoint near Tuxtla Gutierrez, in Mexico's southern Chiapas state. Big rigs emerged as a popular smuggling method in the early 1990s amid a surge in U.S. border enforcement in San Diego and El Paso, Texas, which were then the busiest corridors for illegal crossings. (AP Photo/Chiapas State Attorney General, File)
July 25, 2017 - 12:03 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — When Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was awakened Sunday morning with news that migrants were found dead inside a sweltering tractor-trailer outside a San Antonio Walmart, his mind flashed back to 2003, when he stood at the back of a...
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James Mathew Bradley Jr., 60, of Clearwater, Florida, center, is escorted out of the federal courthouse following a hearing, Monday, July 24, 2017, in San Antonio. Bradley was arrested in connection with the deaths of multiple people packed into a broiling tractor-trailer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 25, 2017 - 11:28 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — When Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was awakened Sunday morning with news that migrants were found dead inside a sweltering tractor-trailer outside a San Antonio Walmart, his mind flashed back to 2003, when he stood at the back of a...
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