• Drug Bust May 31, 2021 6:19 pm

    More US Citizens Apprehended for Moving Drugs Over Border

    An increasing number of American citizens have been apprehended as they have tried to smuggle illegal drugs into the U.S. since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Drug Smuggling May 13, 2021 10:02 pm

    Woman Accused of Smuggling Over 5 Kilos of Cocaine on Flight to Connecticut Detained

    The U.S. Department of Justice announced that a woman accused of smuggling more than five kilos of cocaine in her checked bag on a flight to Connecticut was detained. Hecmarieliz Cruz-Acevedo, 22, flew from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Bradley International Airport on May 9. Officials said she had a checked bag that contained five rectangular-sharped objects consistent with narcotics…

  • Smuggling July 7, 2020 8:51 pm

    Man Accused of Smuggling Egyptian Artifacts Through JFK

    A Brooklyn man was indicted Monday for allegedly smuggling hundreds of ancient Egyptian artifacts through JFK International Airport earlier this year. The United States Attorney’s Office says Ashraf Omar Eldarir arrived at the airport on Jan. 22 with three suitcases of what he claimed to U.S. Customs and Border Protection as goods valued at about $300. But when agents opened…

  • coronavirus May 19, 2020 11:38 pm

    Endangered Pangolin a Possible Link in Spread of COVID-19

    The pangolin – an unusual bug-hunting endangered mammal with a long tongue and scales all over its body – has now entered the COVID-19 scientific journals because it carries a coronavirus that looks strikingly similar to the virus that has swept the world.

  • Lizards January 9, 2020 7:09 pm

    Lizards Smuggled From Philippines Sold in Connecticut: Officials

    A Florida man has pleaded guilty to his part in a trafficking scheme in which live water monitor lizards were concealed inside electronic equipment and smuggled from the Philippines to the United States, including to Connecticut, according to federal officials. Court records show 44-year-old Akbar Akram pleaded guilty Wednesday in Tampa federal court to one count of wildlife trafficking. The…

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