Latest Smuggling News

Coast Guard suspends search for migrants off Florida

Jan. 27, 2022 21:01 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard said it suspended its rescue operations at sunset Thursday after announcing earlier that afternoon that it had found four additional bodies in its search for dozens of migrants lost at sea off Florida. Homeland Security Investigations...

Migrants in human smuggling case facing deportation hearings

Jan. 27, 2022 16:57 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Seven Indian nationals accused of illegally entering the United States in an alleged human smuggling case that left four dead have been released pending deportation hearings in front of an immigration judge, federal authorities said Thursday. Six of the migrants...

Texan admits smuggling migrants in a US flag-draped coffin

Jan. 27, 2022 16:19 PM EST

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who transported two men from Mexico in a U.S. flag-draped coffin has pleaded guilty to human smuggling. Zachary Taylor Blood of Galveston faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for his plea this week in federal court...

Arrest after pair tries to bail out inmate with fake money

Jan. 27, 2022 10:07 AM EST

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine said they found more drugs and guns in an apartment rented by two people who they have also accused of trying to bail out an inmate using counterfeit money. Investigators found the drugs and guns in a Bangor apartment, the Sun Journal reported....

21 charged with trafficking drugs in northern Minnesota

Jan. 27, 2022 08:24 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Twenty-one members of a drug-trafficking organization have been charged with transporting and distributing fentanyl and heroin in northern Minnesota, according to officials. Duluth police said that between June and December of 2021, traffickers brought large...

Jordanian military kills 27 in shootout with Syria smugglers

Jan. 27, 2022 04:33 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The Jordanian military said Thursday that troops have killed 27 suspected smugglers attempting to enter the country from neighboring Syria. The report on the army's website said that it had thwarted several suspected attempts to smuggle drugs into Jordan from...

Jordan kills 27 suspected drug smugglers trying to enter the country from Syria, military reports

Jan. 27, 2022 02:42 AM EST
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan kills 27 suspected drug smugglers trying to enter the country from Syria, military reports.

Situation 'dire' as Coast Guard seeks 38 missing off Florida

Jan. 26, 2022 21:14 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard battled time and currents Wednesday as its planes and ships searched for 38 people missing off the coast of Florida, four days after a suspected human smuggling boat capsized in a storm. The accident killed at least one person and left a...

Hondurans worry legislative crisis could sink new government

Jan. 26, 2022 19:21 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — On the eve of their new president’s inauguration, Hondurans worried Wednesday that a legislative crisis threatened to derail the government they have placed so much hope in before it even begins. President-elect Xiomara Castro, Honduras’ first...

Coast Guard has recovered 1 body, search continues off Florida for 38 missing in human smuggling attempt

Jan. 26, 2022 09:21 AM EST
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Coast Guard has recovered 1 body, search continues off Florida for 38 missing in human smuggling attempt.