Iran Seizes Foreign Ship Smuggling Fuel In Gulf, Detains Seven Crew

Iranian authorities on Wednesday seized a foreign ship smuggling fuel out of the country, the fourth such incident in the past month. Mojtaba Ghahremani, Chief Justice for Iran’s southern Hormozgan province said that seven crew members of the vessel have …

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Lebanese Army Disrupts Migrant Smuggling Network

The Lebanese army on Friday said they have busted a migrant smuggling network while it attempted to smuggle dozens of people by sea. The five-member smuggling network was detained in the city of Tripoli late Thursday when they were preparing …

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Australians Accuse Scientology of Child Trafficking and Forced Labour

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A trio Australian residents and members of Scientology’s “Sea Org” and “Cadet Org” entities have lodged a case against leader David Miscavige and five Scientology-affiliated organizations for alleged child labor, multiple sexual assaults, and human trafficking in a Florida court. …

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Israeli Police Arrested Palestinian Man For Allegedly Smuggling Handguns

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Israeli security forces have arrested a 29-year-old Palestinian man for allegedly smuggling handguns into the West Bank from Jordan. According to the Israel Police, 24 handguns and 800,000 Jordanian dinars ($1.1 million) in cash were found in a bag carried …

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At Least Six Died After Overloaded Boat Capsizes Off Lebanon

At least six people, including a child, died after an overloaded boat carrying around 60 people capsized near the northern port city of Tripoli on April 23 evening. In a statement, the army said they retrieved a body of a …

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Egyptian TikTok Star Jailed for Three Years for ‘Human Trafficking’

An Egyptian court on April 18 sentenced TikTok star Haneen Hossam to three years in prison after a retrial convicted her of “human trafficking.” The Cairo Criminal Court also fined her 200,000 Egyptian pounds ($10,820) after she was found guilty …

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Iranian Drug Trafficker Killed In Azerbaijan Border Shootout

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Azerbaijani border guards have killed an Iranian national in a shootout on the border with Iran, officials in Baku said, adding that 24kg of drugs had been found on him. The incident took place late Thursday in Azerbaijan’s Jabrayil district, …

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Uzbek Border Guards Kill Two Men in Skirmish Along Kyrgyzstan Border

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Uzbek border guards have shot dead two Kyrgyz men at a disputed segment of the border between the two neighboring countries after a group of people tried to illegally smuggle goods into Uzbek territory on horses. The incident took place …

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Russian Migrants Smuggled into Key West

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Russian and ex-Soviet bloc migrants have been reportedly smuggled into Key West, Florida amid the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. According to the border patrol, 77 migrants from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan arrived in Florida in 7 different landings from four …

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Iranian Drug Trafficker Killed in Shootout with Azerbaijan Border Guards

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The Azerbaijani army said its troops on the border with Iran have killed an Iranian drug trafficker after a group of six armed men ignored warning orders and tried to illegally enter the country. The clash with smugglers occurred in …

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