By SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press PARIS (AP) 06/21 — Thousands of live animals along with tons of meat, ivory, pangolin scales and timber were seized in a monthlong global crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade that Interpol said exposed the international reach of traffickers.
BIG WELLS, Texas (AP) 06/18 — At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people during a suspected “smuggling event”Read more »
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) 04/23 — State wildlife officials say they have uncovered an international scheme in which thieves from Korea and China slip into wild landscapes in Northern California to pluck succulents to sell on the thriving black market in Asia.Read more »
By KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) 04/24 — A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing an even greater threat to Asia’s wild herds than the ivory trade.
By MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) 04/12 — An international crackdown on illegal logging in tropical forests has ensnared the makers of some guitars and other musical instruments,
By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 04/05 — Asserting the situation had reached “a point of crisis,” President Donald Trump signed a proclamation directing the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration and drug smuggling.
BANGKOK (AP) 04/03 — Police in Thailand announced Tuesday that they confiscated an estimated $54 million worth of methamphetamine in one of their biggest-ever drug seizures and arrested 11 people in recent days as illegal drug cases surge in the country.Read more »
By JULIE WATSON, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) 03/29 — The U.S. and Mexican governments are sparring over immigration and trade, but the two countries are joining forces on the high seas like never before to go after drug smugglers.
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 03/27 — An alleged drug trafficker was accused Tuesday of flooding the New York City area with large quantities of fentanyl from Mexico at a time when overdoses related to the powerful opioid have skyrocketed.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) 03/14 — Authorities in Arizona say a police dog sniffed out bags and boxes containing nearly 50 pounds of cocaine and over 27 pounds of marijuana inside a BMW driven by a 20-year-old Texas man.Read more »
By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) 03/07 — One of two brothers who admitted stalking, raping and killing young women during a string of eight murders in the 1980s is close to walking out of prison.
By The Associated Press: 01/27 – This is an excerpt from a confidential Honduran government report that alleges Jose David Aguilar Moran, the country’s new national police chief,Read more »
MEXICO CITY (AP) 01/26 — Mexican police found a multi-drug shipment that included an astonishing 100 pounds (45.5 kilograms) of the synthetic opioid fentanyl in a vehicle near the city of Ensenada in Baja California,
By DESMOND BUTLER and ERIKA KINETZ, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 01/25 — China said Thursday it is ready to work with the United States in fighting illicit opioid shipments after congressional investigators found that Chinese opioid manufacturers exploit weak screening in the U.S.
By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) 01/20 — Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia’s illegal trade for over a decade,
By JARI TANNER, Associated Press HELSINKI (AP) 01/07 — A man in Stockholm picked up a suspected hand grenade from the ground and it detonated in his hand Sunday,
BERLIN (AP) 11/16 — German police have arrested a Dutch man accused of running an international narcotics business from his apartment, after seizing drugs with an estimated street value of 3 million euros ($3.5 million).Read more »
By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) 10/20 — The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall took shape Thursday at a construction site in San Diego.
By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) 09/27 — Hundreds of vultures in Namibia died after feeding on an elephant carcass that poachers had poisoned. Poachers in Zimbabwe used cyanide to kill dozens of elephants for their ivory tusks.Read more »
By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) 09/21 — California sued the Trump administration Wednesday to stop construction of a proposed wall on the U.S.Read more »