Smuggling

FILE - In this July 2002 file photo, dust flows from under the truck loaded with logs as it makes its way on a rural road in Preah Vihear province, north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. An environmental watchdog has accused Vietnamese government and military officials of taking payoffs to ignore vast smuggling of lucrative lumber from neighboring Cambodia. Millions of dollars in bribes have been paid by Vietnamese timber traders to both Vietnamese and Cambodian officials, the report issued Monday, May 8, 2017, by the U.K.-based Environmental Investigation Agency alleges. (AP Photo/ Heng Sinith, File)
May 08, 2017 - 9:52 am
BANGKOK (AP) — An environmental watchdog group has accused Vietnamese government and military officials of taking payoffs to ignore vast smuggling of lucrative lumber from neighboring Cambodia. Millions of dollars in bribes have been paid by Vietnamese timber traders to both Vietnamese and...
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FILE - In this July 2002 file photo, dust flows from under the truck loaded with logs as it makes its way on a rural road in Preah Vihear province, north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. An environmental watchdog has accused Vietnamese government and military officials of taking payoffs to ignore vast smuggling of lucrative lumber from neighboring Cambodia. Millions of dollars in bribes have been paid by Vietnamese timber traders to both Vietnamese and Cambodian officials, the report issued Monday, May 8, 2017, by the U.K.-based Environmental Investigation Agency alleges. (AP Photo/ Heng Sinith, File)
May 08, 2017 - 3:57 am
BANGKOK (AP) — An environmental watchdog has accused Vietnamese government and military officials of taking payoffs to ignore vast smuggling of lucrative lumber from neighboring Cambodia. Millions of dollars in bribes have been paid by Vietnamese timber traders to both Vietnamese and Cambodian...
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May 03, 2017 - 1:49 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say officers found fentanyl, cocaine and pills at a church and arrested the pastor. Willie Wilkerson, of Dorchester, was charged Tuesday with drug trafficking and possession with intent to distribute. Police say a search of his home and Mission Church and...
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This undated photo obtained by the Associated Press shows an Iraqi bodyguard hired by Sallyport Global to protect VIPs. When a Toyota SUV was stolen from Balad air base, he became the chief suspect and was linked to a dangerous Iran-backed militia and was viewed by investigators as “a hard-core recruit to become a terrorist who poses a serious threat to all personnel on this base.” (Photo via AP)
May 03, 2017 - 11:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The two American investigators felt a sense of foreboding that Sunday as they headed to an emergency meeting with their boss on the Iraqi air base. But they didn't expect to be surrounded by armed guards, disarmed, detained against their will — and fired without explanation. It...
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This undated photo obtained by the Associated Press shows an Iraqi bodyguard hired by Sallyport Global to protect VIPs. When a Toyota SUV was stolen from Balad air base, he became the chief suspect and was linked to a dangerous Iran-backed militia and was viewed by investigators as “a hard-core recruit to become a terrorist who poses a serious threat to all personnel on this base.” (Photo via AP)
May 03, 2017 - 9:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An American company that was paid nearly $700 million to secure an Iraqi base for F-16 fighter jets turned a blind eye to alcohol smuggling, theft, security violations, and allegations of sex trafficking — then terminated investigators who uncovered wrongdoing, an Associated Press...
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This photo obtained by The Associated Press shows security camera footage of a crane leaving Balad Air Base unchallenged by Sallyport Global security guards on Nov. 14, 2016, after it was involved in stealing generators. (Photo via AP)
May 03, 2017 - 9:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An American company that was paid nearly $700 million to secure an Iraqi base for F-16 fighter jets turned a blind eye to alcohol smuggling, theft, security violations, and allegations of sex trafficking — then terminated investigators who uncovered wrongdoing, an Associated Press...
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This photo obtained by The Associated Press shows security camera footage of a crane leaving Balad Air Base unchallenged by Sallyport Global security guards on Nov. 14, 2016, after it was involved in stealing generators. (Photo via AP)
May 03, 2017 - 8:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An American company that was paid nearly $700 million to secure an Iraqi base for F-16 fighter jets turned a blind eye to alcohol smuggling, theft, security violations, and allegations of sex trafficking — then terminated investigators who uncovered wrongdoing, an Associated Press...
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This photo obtained by The Associated Press shows security camera footage of a crane leaving Balad Air Base unchallenged by Sallyport Global security guards on Nov. 14, 2016, after it was involved in stealing generators. (Photo via AP)
May 03, 2017 - 5:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An American company that was paid nearly $700 million to secure an Iraqi base for F-16 fighter jets turned a blind eye to alcohol smuggling, theft, security violations, and allegations of sex trafficking — then terminated investigators who uncovered wrongdoing, an Associated Press...
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This photo obtained by The Associated Press shows security camera footage of a crane leaving Balad Air Base unchallenged by Sallyport Global security guards on Nov. 14, 2016, after it was involved in stealing generators. (Photo via AP)
May 03, 2017 - 4:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An American company that was paid nearly $700 million to secure an Iraqi base for F-16 fighter jets turned a blind eye to alcohol smuggling, theft, security violations, and allegations of sex trafficking — then terminated investigators who uncovered wrongdoing, an Associated Press...
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This photo obtained by The Associated Press shows security camera footage of a crane leaving Balad Air Base unchallenged by Sallyport Global security guards on Nov. 14, 2016, after it was involved in stealing generators. (Photo via AP)
May 03, 2017 - 3:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An American company that was paid nearly $700 million to secure an Iraqi base for F-16 fighter jets turned a blind eye to alcohol smuggling, theft, security violations, and allegations of sex trafficking — then terminated investigators who uncovered wrongdoing, an Associated Press...
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