Collaborating Authors

Rough times for smugglers who knitted N Korea to the world

FOX News

JIAN, China – For nearly two decades, small-time smugglers worked the secret trails and quiet river crossings of the China-North Korea border, helping knit North Korea to the outside world by bringing in everything from food to South Korean soap operas.

US Pot Smuggler Who Fled to Australia Sentenced to 3 Years

U.S. News

Prosecutors said he traveled to Thailand in 1985 to arrange for the purchase of about 6,500 pounds (2,950 kilograms) of marijuana. They also accused him of involvement in trying to get another load of more than 40,000 pounds (18,150 kilograms) of marijuana into California.

German Police Raid Suspected People Smugglers Linked to Far-Right

U.S. News

The officers, including special forces, seized large amounts of cash, gold, fake documents and computers from flats and offices in Hamburg, Bremen and the states of Saxony-Anhalt and Lower Saxony. They also discovered at least 35 foreigners residing in Germany illegally.

Drone smugglers caught on camera

BBC News

The Ministry of Defence has released footage of a gang caught using a drone to deliver contraband to prisons. He's been sentenced to an extra 7 years and 2 months in jail.

8 Migrant Smugglers Arrested in Serbia

U.S. News

Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic says the "criminal group" arrested Wednesday is suspected of smuggling more than 200 migrants for a fee of 250 euros ($270) each "over a long period of time."