Tag: smuggle

Iraq: British Man Gets 15 Years Over Smuggling Artifacts

BAGHDAD—A British citizen was sentenced Monday by an Iraqi court to 15 years in prison on charges of attempting to smuggle artifacts out of the country, in a case that has attracted international attention. The verdict handed down to retired geologist Jim Fitton, shocked the court in Baghdad, including his defense attorney. He and his…


Regime Threatens Death Penalty for COVID-19 Infected Who Cross Into China

China’s ruling communist party has warned local authorities in its latest COVID-19 control notice that anyone infected with COVID-19 crossing the border into China will face the death penalty. On June 2, nine governmental bodies of Fangchenggang city in China’s southwestern province of Guangxi jointly issued the official epidemic control notice on their Chinese social media…


Jamaican Police Officer Indicted in Attempt to Smuggle Cocaine Through Florida Airport

By Eileen Kelley From South Florida Sun-Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—A veteran police officer from Jamaica was indicted after attempting to smuggle close to 3 pounds of cocaine into South Florida, a federal grand jury says. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Shelian Cherine Allen, a 42-year-old Jamaican citizen, arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport…


A Chinese Man Smuggled Himself to Taiwan in a Rubber Dinghy for Freedom

A Chinese man smuggled himself to Taiwan in a military-grade rubber dinghy without being detected; the military and police learned about the incident after a member of the public reported it. Taiwan’s Minister of National Defense Chiu Kuo-cheng admitted on May 3 that it was a lapse of the navy and maritime patrol. Some Taiwanese…