According to intelligence seen by MaltaToday, criminal groups are smuggling Bangladeshis and Africans into Italy, charging migrants €1,500 each for the transfer between Damascus in Syria and Benghazi in Libya. Flights operated by Syrian airline Cham Wings are used for this purpose.
Former United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigator Karen Greenaway, who now works as an anti-money laundering consultant, told Al Jazeera, 'They have set themselves up to be in the middle of the gold trade, with lax laws and no enforcement.' That's what draws the gold mafia to Dubai.
The Mumbai airport has been identified as the largest hub of gold smuggling in India by the customs department. This revelation was made after the seizure of 604kg of smuggled gold worth Rs 360 crore at the Mumbai international airport within a period of 11 months.
Donkey skin and penises are frequently traded illegally from Nigeria to China for the purpose of the manufacture of Chinese medicine. Now, 7,000 smuggled donkey penises have been intercepted by Nigerian officials after smell from sacks aroused suspicion.
Syria has often accused the United States of mounting an economic war against it by controlling the nation's crucial northeastern areas, which contain up to 90% of the country's oil and greatest agricultural resources. A new report has emerged claiming that a 40-truck US convoy loaded with stolen wheat was smuggled out of Syria recently.
Customs authorities discovered chemical and biological samples, as well as medical equipment and research documents, in the possession of a Chinese couple who later pleaded guilty to stealing mRNA vaccine information and smuggling biological materials to China.
According to arrested personnel from one such facility, the Security Service of Ukraine, or SBU, operated illicit drug laboratories in Russia that were run by people who had to pass a polygraph exam to acquire the job.
Insurgent factions, guerrilla troops, and semi-autonomous military forces are among the organizations to which the Yakuza attempted to give firearms to. However, the Yakuza boss ended up getting busted at NYC steakhouse over the scheme to trade drugs for missiles with Myanmar insurgents.
Russian authorities have arrested American Olympic star and WNBA player Brittney Griner on drug smuggling charges.
66 kg drugs worth Rs 350 crore has been seized near Khambhalia in Devbhoomi Dwarka district of Gujarat. One person from the neighboring state of Rajasthan has also been arrested in the joint operation conducted by ATS, LCB and SOG.