Thai police seek local help in people smuggling crackdown

Thai police are seeking help from villagers living near a recently uncovered network of jungle camps to aid their investigation into people-smuggling and human trafficking-gangs, a senior officer said Wednesday.

Vienna airport security staff smuggled migrants to US, UK

The Austrian Police have arrested several security employees at Vienna airport over their alleged role in smuggling illegal immigrants to Britain and the US, officials confirmed on Tuesday.

Indian national arrested in Colombo for smuggling gems

The Customs Department at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) here has arrested an Indian national for allegedly attempting to smuggle a stock of gems worth Rs. 9.7 million.

Australia jails Iraqi people-smuggler for 10 years

An Iraqi man was Wednesday sentenced to 10 years in jail by an Australian court after pleading guilty to smuggling asylum-seekers from Indonesia.

Red sanders smuggling case: Badani remanded in judicial custody

Suspected red sanders smuggler Mukesh Badani, who was arrested in Haryana on Saturday, was produced before a local court which remanded him in 14-day judicial custody.

Thai people smuggling `kingpin` hands himself in: Police

A former Thai regional official accused of being a major people trafficking kingpin turned himself in on Monday, police said, as the kingdom continues a belated blitz against the lucrative trade.

'Notorious' human traffickers killed by Bangladeshi police

Three people-smugglers accused of trafficking thousands of people were killed in a gunfight with Bangladeshi police on Friday, officers said, days after dozens of migrant remains were found in Thailand.

Eight-year-old smuggled to Spain in suitcase: Police

Police found an eight-year-old Ivorian boy hidden in a suitcase that was smuggled across the border into Spanish territory in north Africa, an official said on Friday.

Bay of Bengal people smuggling doubles in 2015: UNHCR

An estimated 25,000 Rohingyas and Bangladeshis boarded people smugglers` boats in the first three months of this year, twice as many in the same months of 2014, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said in a statement on Friday.

Sandalwood, red sander timbers smuggled most: Govt

Sandalwood and red sander timbers are smuggled the most in the country and the government expects to soon receive a state-wise inventory of such trees, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday.

SC dismisses plea seeking CBI probe in Chittoor firing

The Supreme Court on Monay declined to entertain petitions seeking a CBI probe or court-monitored inquiry into the firing leading to the killing of 20 people in a forest in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district.

Chittoor firing case: DGP orders hand-over of records to SIT
Chittoor firing case: DGP orders hand-over of records to SIT

Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police Jasti Venkata Ramudu on Monday directed that all the records pertaining to the killing of 20 people in Seshachalam forest be handed over to the Special Investigation Team (SIT).

Special beach bike to stop infiltration from Sri Lanka

In a bid to prevent infiltration of anti-national elements and smugglers from other countries, especially Sri Lanka, Coastal Marine Police on Sunday launched a special beach bike for patrolling between Pamban and Arichal Munai areas here.

Telugu actress arrested in red sanders smuggling case

A Telugu actress, who was on the run for the past few days after being booked in a red sanders smuggling case, was today arrested by Andhra Pradesh Police in the state's Kurnool district, police said.

Andhra Pradesh to amend Forest Act to clamp down on red sanders smuggling

Aiming to curb the smuggling of red sanders wood and other criminal activities related to forest resources, Andhra Pradesh government today decided to make the provisions of an existing act more stringent.

UN Security Council concerned by Mediterranean migrant smuggling

 The United Nations Security Council expressed grave concern on Tuesday at the growth in people smuggling in the Mediterranean Sea and deplored Sunday`s deadly shipwreck of migrants trying to reach Europe that may have killed as many as 900 people.

Pakistani boat intercepted off Porbandar coast; eight smugglers arrested
Pakistani boat intercepted off Porbandar coast; eight smugglers arrested

In a joint operation, the Indian Navy and the Coastguard intercepted a Pakistani vessel with eight suspected smugglers off the coast of Porbandar on Monday.

South African woman held at IGIA for concealing drugs in cricket gear

A 22-year-old South African woman was held at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here for allegedly trying to smuggle out Rs 1.18 crore worth narcotic drugs, neatly concealed inside cricket gear and shoes.

Billion dollar ivory and gold trade fuelling DR Congo war: UN

Smuggling of ivory, gold and timber worth over a billion dollars a year is fuelling war by funding dozens of rebel groups in Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN report warned Friday.

Gold bars worth Rs 54 lakh seized at Kochi Airport

 A passenger, who arrived from Dubai at Cochin International Airport, was on Sunday arrested and two gold bars valued at Rs 54 lakh seized from his possession, officials said.