Trafficking

Lest we forget: The missing children of India

Lest we forget: The missing children of India

More than 2,40,000 children went missing between 2012 and 2017.

Nov 20, 2017, 08:35 AM IST

Pakistani global drug-trafficking kingpin arrested in London

Hafeez, 58, is alleged to be the head of an organisation spanning Europe, Africa, Asia and North America, that produced and smuggled drugs including heroin, methamphetamine, or crystal meth, and ephedrine.

Aug 26, 2017, 16:18 PM IST
 UN Security Council moves to thwart terrorists' access to weapons

UN Security Council moves to thwart terrorists' access to weapons

The resolution also encouraged the implementation of marking and tracing procedures of small arms and light weapons to improve traceability of such weapons which could be provided to terrorists through illicit trafficking.

Aug 03, 2017, 12:21 PM IST

US indicts suspected Russian 'mastermind' of $4 billion bitcoin laundering scheme

US authorities also linked him to the failure of Mt. Gox, a Japan-based bitcoin exchange that collapsed in 2014 after being hacked.

 

Jul 27, 2017, 10:36 AM IST

Mumbai Police arrests two college students, three others for smuggling LSD from US and paying via bitcoins

Five people, including two students from a reputable college in Mumbai, were detained for smuggling and trafficking the psychedelic drug LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) worth Rs 70 lakh on Wednesday.

Mar 30, 2017, 14:38 PM IST

Wildlife trafficker arrested, family clashes with police

Akash, a resident of Sadar Bazar area in central Delhi is son of notorious interstate trafficker Sansar Chand who died fighting cancer in 2004 in Jaipur.

Jul 13, 2016, 00:17 AM IST

Draft bill on trafficking seeks to plug loopholes

The draft new bill aimed at curbing human trafficking has provided for, among other things,registration of placement agencies and punishment for the use of narcotic drugs or alcohol for the purpose of trafficking.

May 31, 2016, 00:52 AM IST

China executes man for abducting, trafficking 22 infants

Tan Yongzhi was executed by a local court in the country's central Henan province, state-run xinhua news agency reported without providing the exact date.

Jan 29, 2016, 19:44 PM IST

Malaysia finds more graves and human remains near Thai border

 Malaysian police said on Sunday they had found 24 human skeletons - all believed to be victims of trafficking - in newly discovered graves along the Thai border in the northern Malaysian state of Perlis.

Aug 23, 2015, 13:37 PM IST
Thai police wrap up human trafficking probe

Thai police wrap up human trafficking probe

Thailand`s crackdown on people smuggling and trafficking networks has successfully dismantled the grim trade, police announced Tuesday while admitting that dozens of suspects have yet to be apprehended.

Jun 23, 2015, 16:37 PM IST
Children in quake-hit Nepal at risk of trafficking, being left in orphanages: UN

Children in quake-hit Nepal at risk of trafficking, being left in orphanages: UN

Children in earthquake-hit Nepal are more at risk of trafficking and exploitation or of being sent unnecessarily or illegally to live in orphanages since the first quake struck in April, the U.N. children`s fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.

Jun 20, 2015, 08:40 AM IST

Traffickers turn surfboard into mini-sub to ship drugs

Drug traffickers converted a surfboard into a remote-controlled mini-submarine, in a bid to smuggle $100,000 worth of narcotics from a northwest Mexican border city to the United States, authorities said.

Jun 19, 2015, 22:07 PM IST

''Missing'' British women, their nine children in Syria: IS smuggler

 Three sisters from Britain`s Bradford city, who along with their nine minor children were reported missing after a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, have entered Syria, a media report said on Friday, citing an Islamic State (IS) smuggler.

Jun 19, 2015, 21:12 PM IST

EU approves military mission to tackle migrant smugglers: Sources

EU member states approved plans Friday to launch as early as next week the first phase of a military operation against people smugglers in the Mediterranean, sources said.

Jun 19, 2015, 20:43 PM IST

Indonesia believes Australia pays people smugglers to turn back boats

Indonesia insisted Friday it believed Australia paid a boatload of asylum seekers to turn back from its shores after Canberra had repeatedly refused demands for a clarification on the issue, ratcheting up tensions between the two countries.

Jun 19, 2015, 17:50 PM IST
EU to launch limited naval operation against migrant-smugglers

EU to launch limited naval operation against migrant-smugglers

The EU is set to launch a naval mission on Monday against gangs smuggling migrants from Libya but it will be limited to intelligence-gathering for now because of a lack of UN authority or Libyan consent.

Jun 19, 2015, 00:01 AM IST

French customs seize biggest ivory haul in nine years

 French customs officials said today they had intercepted 136 kilos of ivory shipped from the Democratic Republic of Congo en route to Vietnam - the biggest haul in nearly a decade.

Jun 11, 2015, 19:32 PM IST

Myanmar arrests 93 traffickers, but none from Rakhine

Myanmar police have arrested more than 90 people for human trafficking offences this year, media reported Monday, but no cases have been uncovered in Rakhine state where persecuted Rohingya have fled in droves.

Jun 08, 2015, 10:08 AM IST

Spanish police rescue girl sold for marriage by parents

Spain police said Wednesday they had rescued an 11-year-old girl who was repeatedly raped and beaten after she was sold by her parents for marriage for 17,000 euros ($18,500).

May 27, 2015, 19:59 PM IST

Malaysia govt missed clues on trafficking: Villagers

Malaysia`s government has expressed shock at finding human-trafficking camps and graves near the Thai border, but for local villagers like Sani Hashim the human clues were right there in plain sight.

May 27, 2015, 15:27 PM IST