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#Drug smuggling

From TheJournal.ie Revenue seizes €194,000 worth of drugs in parcels from the US and Spain Drug Smuggling

Revenue seizes €194,000 worth of drugs in parcels from the US and Spain

Revenue detector dog Sam also discovered 600g of drugs in a parcel from Spain which was destined for Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie Belgian man jailed for 17 years for importing £7 million of cocaine into UK on helicopter Jailed

Belgian man jailed for 17 years for importing £7 million of cocaine into UK on helicopter

It was estimated that Frederic Fagnoul was importing an estimated 50kg of cocaine on each flight from France.

From TheJournal.ie 'A game of cat and mouse': The struggle to stop drug smuggling in a neglected Spanish town Gangs

'A game of cat and mouse': The struggle to stop drug smuggling in a neglected Spanish town

Members of the drug trafficking ring pointed to the unemployment rate in the province as a fuel for their criminal activity.

From TheJournal.ie Australian granny tricked into smuggling crystal meth escapes death penalty in Malaysia Caught Out

Australian granny tricked into smuggling crystal meth escapes death penalty in Malaysia

The woman travelled to China to meet a man she met online, who then asked her to carry the drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Drug probe after eight shark fishermen from the same family are massacred Mexico

Drug probe after eight shark fishermen from the same family are massacred

Last week, the navy recovered 900 kg of cocaine floating off the coast.

From TheJournal.ie The reason some gang members are covered in tattoos - it makes perfect business sense Narconomics

The reason some gang members are covered in tattoos - it makes perfect business sense

It’s much easier for cartel leaders to hang on to employees when they’re covered in ink.

From TheJournal.ie "I'm not a bad person" - Michaella McCollum's first interview to air tonight Peru 2

"I'm not a bad person" - Michaella McCollum's first interview to air tonight

“I’ve forgotten the things that everybody takes for granted in life.”

From TheJournal.ie Recaptured Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' wanted to make a film about himself Biopic This post contains videos

Recaptured Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' wanted to make a film about himself

Joaquin Guzman had even contacted actresses and producers.

From TheJournal.ie Drug-smuggling baggage handler switched labels on innocent passengers' suitcases Gatwick

Drug-smuggling baggage handler switched labels on innocent passengers' suitcases

The airport worker – along with three others – was jailed for smuggling almost a million euro worth of drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Gang used fake ambulances to smuggle heroin and cocaine worth €2.3 BILLION into UK Netherlands

Gang used fake ambulances to smuggle heroin and cocaine worth €2.3 BILLION into UK

The elaborate 14-month scheme involved bogus “patients” and fake paramedic costumes.

From TheJournal.ie The strange tale of the scuba diver and the underwater drug tunnel United States

The strange tale of the scuba diver and the underwater drug tunnel

US official: “Drug smugglers will try anything to move their product — even scuba diving in an underwater tunnel.”

From TheJournal.ie Two Australian drug smugglers are to be executed by firing squad Bali Nine

Two Australian drug smugglers are to be executed by firing squad

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the so-called “Bali Nine” drug smuggling gang, were woken and given a few minutes to get ready.

From TheJournal.ie Kildare man's privacy was not violated when he signed for cocaine addressed to fake diplomat Smuggling

Kildare man's privacy was not violated when he signed for cocaine addressed to fake diplomat

The package was sent to “Tony Tuto, Honorary Consul of the Republic of South Africa”.

Man caught trying to smuggle drugs in a ham and cheese sandwich

Are you sure you don’t want this sandwich, Father? There’s cocaine in it!

From TheJournal.ie 'Peru 2' may soon be one as Reid's parents pay to bring her home Drug Smuggling

'Peru 2' may soon be one as Reid's parents pay to bring her home

Reid’s parents have reportedly paid £3,500 so she can apply for a prison transfer and serve her sentence in Scotland, leaving her Northern Irish friend behind in Peru.

From TheJournal.ie Michaella co-accused to plead guilty - reports Michaella McCollum Connolly

Michaella co-accused to plead guilty - reports

A guilty plea would ensure Melissa Reid a shorter sentence.

From TheJournal.ie Over €240,000 worth of drugs seized at Dublin Airport Drugs

Over €240,000 worth of drugs seized at Dublin Airport

In three separate seizures, large quantities of cocaine and Methamphetamine were seized and two people were arrested.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has one of highest rates of cocaine use in Europe - report Drugs

Ireland has one of highest rates of cocaine use in Europe - report

The report also suggests Ireland is an entry point for Moroccan cannabis resin into Europe.

From TheJournal.ie British grandmother gets death sentence for drugs in Indonesia Death Sentence

British grandmother gets death sentence for drugs in Indonesia

An Indonesian court has sentenced Lindsay Sandiford, 56, to death for smuggling cocaine worth $2.5 million into the resort island of Bali.

Jay Z's "99 Problems" broken down by law professor

The law professor uses the song to illustrate the legal dos and don’ts of drug smuggling.

From TheJournal.ie Saudi Arabia beheads five people for murder, drug smuggling Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia beheads five people for murder, drug smuggling

Four Saudi citizens and one Syrian national have been executed, according to Saudi authorities.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis swallowers arrested at Dublin Airport Cannabis

Cannabis swallowers arrested at Dublin Airport

Five people have been arrested for ingesting €60,000 worth of cannabis resin and bringing it into the country.

From TheJournal.ie South African woman executed in China China

South African woman executed in China

Janice Bronwyn Linden was executed after being convicted for smuggling drugs into China – despite an appeal for clemency from the South African president.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Huge drug smuggling tunnel discovered between US and Mexico Drugs This post contains images

In pictures: Huge drug smuggling tunnel discovered between US and Mexico

The 600-yard tunnel 30ft underground was equipped with lighting, ventilation and rails for carts.

From TheJournal.ie Sniffer dog makes €1million cannabis find at Dublin Port Drugs

Sniffer dog makes €1million cannabis find at Dublin Port

The drug was concealed in food tins inside a shipping container.

From TheJournal.ie Irish man charged with drug smuggling at Brazil airport Brazil

Irish man charged with drug smuggling at Brazil airport

An image has been released of 72 cocaine packages allegedly inside the man’s stomach.