Latest Smuggling News

Another woman accuses Epstein of abuse, sues his estate

Nov. 21, 2019 4:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who says she suffered lasting damage from sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein when she was 17 years old has sued his estate. Teala Davies on Thursday joined the growing list of women who have sued the wealthy financier. She filed her lawsuit in Manhattan federal court. Davies appeared...

Colorado authorities raid 5 homes, suspect drug operations

Nov. 21, 2019 4:49 PM EST

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Drug task force officers have raided multiple houses in northern Colorado suspected of hiding illegal marijuana grows to crackdown on an unnamed drug trafficking organization. The Loveland Reporter-Herald reported Wednesday that the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force targeted five...

Attorney General Barr to travel to Montana on Friday

Nov. 21, 2019 12:28 PM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr is traveling to Montana to speak with tribal leaders and law enforcement officials about missing and murdered indigenous persons and methamphetamine trafficking. Justice Department officials say Barr will begin his day Friday at the Flathead Indian...

Prince Andrew faces new pressure to talk to US about Epstein

Nov. 21, 2019 11:22 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s disgraced Prince Andrew is facing mounting calls to provide information to U.S. law enforcement agencies and to lawyers who are investigating crimes committed by American sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and his associates. Lawyers for Epstein’s victims believe Andrew may...

The Latest: Pope again denounces ills of human trafficking

Nov. 21, 2019 7:57 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis’s visit to Thailand and Japan (all times local): 7 p.m. Pope Francis has denounced the “humiliation” endured by women and children forced into prostitution and migrants enslaved as fishermen and beggars. Francis told an estimated 60,000 people...

Egypt detains man going to Saudi Arabia with banned pills

Nov. 21, 2019 5:05 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Authorities say a man from a Gulf Arab country who was travelling from Egypt to Saudi Arabia has been detained at the Cairo airport, allegedly attempting to take banned pills into the kingdom. A statement from the airport authorities on Thursday says security officials found dozens of illegal...

Cyprus rescues 120 Syrian migrants aboard boat

Nov. 21, 2019 3:20 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police say 120 Syrian migrants have been housed at a reception center after arriving from Turkey aboard a boat. Police said Thursday that the 97 men, 20 children — including 14 unaccompanied minors — and three women told authorities they each paid people...

Woman pleads guilty to possession, distribution of cocaine

Nov. 21, 2019 1:01 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty in federal court in New Hampshire to possession and distribution of cocaine. Court documents say 31-year-old Mallory Nooks, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, possessed 14 baggies of crack cocaine that she intended to distribute, after she had given some to another...

Boy suspected of using remote control car to smuggle drugs

Nov. 20, 2019 5:32 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California authorities have arrested a 16-year-old boy suspected of using a remote-controlled car to transport $106,000 worth of methamphetamine across the border. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Tuesday that the boy was arrested Sunday near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego....

Charge dropped against former NBA player Jim Farmer

Nov. 20, 2019 3:18 PM EST

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A judge in Tennessee has dropped a human trafficking charge against former NBA player Jim Farmer. The Dothan Eagle quotes defense lawyer Worrick G. Robinson IV as saying a court dismissed the charge against the one-time University of Alabama standout on Tuesday. Robinson says the...