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US Agents Break Up Gun Smuggling Ring to China

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal court Thursday formally charged a Chinese national with taking part in a gun smuggling ring between the United States and China. The court ordered Zhifu Lin to remain in jail until his next court appearance. Another Chinese national, Lilan Li, was arraigned earlier this month. Federal agents also arrested a sergeant in […]

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Nations Agree on Draft Treaty to End Illicit Tobacco Trade

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 130 nations have agreed on a treaty to fight a booming trade in illicit tobacco products that cost governments up to $50 billion a year in tax revenues. A provisional agreement reached Wednesday in Geneva requires manufacturers to be licensed and tobacco packaging to bear markings so that illicit goods can be tracked […]

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African Diplomat’s Wife Accused of Smuggling

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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The wife of a diplomat from the Democratic Republic of Congo who is stationed in Serbia, has been arrested on suspicion of cigarette smuggling. Esther Pascaline Bombeto was arrested by Romanian police after crossing into Romania from Serbia. Romanian police said they found at least 18,000 cigarette packages concealed in the car. A police spokesman […]

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