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The Abia State Police have paraded some suspects involved in the buying and selling of babies in the state. One of the suspects is a woman identified as "Nma" who had bought and sold thousands of children over the years without being prosecuted. She was arrested while conniving with a couple to ... child
Any assets in which they have an interest must be reported to the department, which is meant to prevent them from doing business with anyone in the U.S. It's the first time the department has sanctioned an alleged fentanyl trafficker, Sessions said. "We are going to use all the tools available at our ...

That's the warning from local NGOs, with founder of the Open Door Crisis Centre in Durban, Thora Mansfield, confirming this week she has been working with 14 men who were trafficked to Angola, but who managed to escape. Speaking to The Independent on Saturday, Mansfield said: "Last month ...
QUINCY - Police say they seized a gun, ammunition and brass knuckles after raiding the home of a Quincy may suspected of heading a drug trafficking organization. Matthew Martinez, 26, was arrested Thursday and charged with possessing a firearm as a career criminal, possession ammunition, ...
They are vulnerable to traffickers looking to make fast money by recruiting girls into the Bangladeshi sex trade. Soldiers stop vehicles they ... They say that the Rohingya woman is being trafficked for sex work and that the Bangladeshi woman travelling with her is her trafficker. They recruit Rohingya girls ...
When a team of researchers examined 8,500 different ads on Craigslist and Backpage using machine learning, they discovered a distinct language of sex traffickers: emojis. The researchers, Murray E. Jennex, a professor from San Diego State University, and his team, found three emojis in particular ... secret
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN). A San Mateo man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday for methamphetamine trafficking between California and Texas, prosecutors said. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston sentenced Alexander Mendoza, 36, after he pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with ... secret
A Fillmore man was arrested on suspicion of trafficking in methamphetamine after a two-month investigation, authorities said Sunday. The suspect, identified as Ramon Izarraraz, 32, was arrested late Wednesday morning as he drove through Fillmore, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. During ... secret
ZANESVILLE - A woman who would receive thousands of Tramadol pills from a supplier to distribute locally pleaded guilty to felony charges stemming from the operation. Laticia D. Debolt, 27, appeared in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court and pleaded guilty to trafficking in Tramadol, a prescription ... secret
A supplier to a drug trafficking ring that distributed cocaine and heroin throughout St. Lawrence, Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, and Cortland counties has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Antwan Lockhart was charged as part of “Operation Bricktown,” an investigation spearheaded by the Attorney ... secret
JACKSON, MI - A man who threatened his boss after he was fired for claiming his coworkers were sex traffickers who could invade his brain is facing felony stalking charges. Eric Stephen Bachman was arraigned, April 13, on one felony count of aggravated stalking and one misdemeanor count of malicious ... secret
The Arizona State University Police Department issued a safety bulletin last week, warning students that sex traffickers may be attending college parties to recruit or coerce women into prostitution. The department says it was advised by other law enforcement agencies of the trend at other universities, ... secret
A taxi driver worked in Birmingham despite the fact he was jailed for human trafficking three years ago – and is one of several cabbies who have been barred for criminal activities. The man, whose identity has not been disclosed, was convicted in November 2015 in Belgium but the offence was only ... secret
QUITO, ECUADOR (AFP) - Two more Ecuadorans have been kidnapped on the border with Colombia by the same group responsible for the recent abductions and killing of two journalists and their driver, the government said on Tuesday (April 17). The latest kidnappings were claimed in a video sent by ... secret
NEWPORT CITY — A man arrested in the 2017 Valentines Day drug sweep in Newport City will serve jail time for drug trafficking and conspiracy to sell drugs. Judge Robert Bent on Tuesday in Orleans Superior Court sentenced Michael McFarland, 35, of Charleston, to serve two to four years in the state ... secret

German authorities raided dozens of properties and arrested seven people on Wednesday in an investigation of an alleged trafficking ring set up to bring Thai women and transsexuals to Germany to work as prostitutes. Raids on 62 properties were conducted across Germany in what the country's federal ... secret
SEATTLE, WA - A Lynnwood man who forced young women into prostitution by telling them he was a famous HBO producer will spend the next 33 years in jail, according to U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. David Delay, 52, was found guilty of 17 sex trafficking-related felonies during a November 2017 trial. secret
Washington seems to be in the grip of hyperpartisan gridlock these days. Important bills are passed on party-line votes (when they are passed at all) and the investigative committees of Congress appear to be sideshows, unable to agree on basic facts. Take heart — the two parties just did do something big ... secret
Before being smuggled into Europe, women and girls in the area, which falls in present-day Edo State, are made to sign a contract with the traffickers who finance their journey, promising to pay them ... I also met girls who had traveled thousands of miles to find a trafficker who would send them there. secret
KAMPALA, March 21 (Xinhua) -- Ugandan police on Wednesday said it has arrested a Norwegian female drug trafficker with 3.76 kilograms of narcotic drugs worth ... According to local media, dozens of drug traffickers have been arrested over a period of 14 years, but they have never appeared in court. secret
Although “tough on crime” efforts are often framed as going after drug dealers and traffickers, the line between who is a dealer or trafficker versus a user can be blurry. A 2017 Bureau of Justice Statistics report, for instance, found that “nearly a third of drug offenders (30 percent of state prisoners and 29 ... secret
Ukrainian border guards in Odesa region have detained a Moldovan citizen, who had since January 2017 been put sought by French law enforcers on human trafficking charges. "A citizen of Moldova, born in 1987, arrived at the Starokozache border checkpoint in Odesa region to cross into Ukraine," the ... secret
A disembarkation/embarkation form issued by the immigration authorities of Singapore bearing the statement "WARNING: DEATH FOR DRUG TRAFFICKERS UNDER SINGAPORE LAW". Wikimedia Commons. President Trump has announced harsher penalties for drug trafficking offenses, including the ... secret
President Donald Trump speaks about his plan to combat opioid drug addiction at Manchester Community College, Monday, March 19, 2018, in Manchester, N.H., even as more Republicans are telling Trump in ever blunter terms to lay off his escalating criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller and his ... secret
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Unveiling a long-awaited plan to combat the national scourge of opioid drug addiction, President Donald Trump called Monday for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including embracing a tactic employed by some of the global strongmen he admires: the death penalty. secret
Where a Guatemalan petitioner's request for asylum was denied, the petition for review must be denied because there was substantial evidence that the petitioner had failed to meet his burden to establish a nexus between his alleged persecution and a statutorily protected ground. “[Rony] Lopez-Lopez ... secret
But the president's comments that drew the most attention were his repeated statements supporting the death penalty for convicted drug traffickers. "We can have all the blue-ribbon committees we want, but if we don't get tough on the drug dealers, we're wasting our time," Trump told the crowd. secret
WASHINGTON (AP) — A wide-ranging White House plan to combat America's opioid crisis contains a striking element: It calls on the Justice Department to seek the death penalty for some drug traffickers. Opponents call that a return to failed drug-war tactics, and some legal experts question its ... secret
MANCHESTER, N.H. — President Trump told a crowd of about 400 people here Monday that a get-tough approach with the death penalty for major traffickers is the key to beating back the opioid crisis that claims thousands of American lives each week, including an average of more than one Mainer every ... secret
They're quick to point out users are typically given a chance to clean themselves up and get help… but traffickers are a different story. "The dealers, we will continue to target them and enforce the law until, eventually, they end up going to prison," Captain Walsh said. As of Tuesday afternoon, Woodward ... secret
President Donald Trump wants to tackle the current opioid crisis by calling for much stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty, CBC reports. "This isn't about nice anymore," Trump said in Manchester, New Hampshire. "This is about winning a very, very tough problem and if we don't get ... secret
President Donald Trump said Monday that one way his administration will combat the opioid crisis is by increasing criminal penalties, including seeking the death penalty for drug traffickers. While the legislative branch, and not the executive branch, enacts federal law, the president doesn't need Congress ... secret
Bags of heroin are displayed before a press conference regarding a major drug bust, at the office of the New York Attorney General, September 23, 2016 in New York City. New York State Attorney General Eric Scheiderman's office announced Friday that authorities in New York state have made a record ... secret
But while discussing all aspects of his plan, Trump's harshest talk came when he addressed what he views as a need to get tough on traffickers. “We will be focusing on the penalty that I have been talking about previously, for the big pushers, the ones who are killing so many people – and that penalty is ... secret
President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law. That from a top administration official. Advertisement. Cirque du Soleil performer dies after fall during Florida performance. secret
HALIFAX -- She was a strong, well-spoken young woman who came from a loving home in western Nova Scotia. But it wasn't until Maddison Fraser had moved to Alberta in her late teens that her mother learned she had been lured there to work in the sex trade. Jennifer Holleman of Yarmouth, N.S., told her ... secret
Greek police say they have detained three migrant traffickers, a Turk and two Iraqis near the Greece-Turkey border. The traffickers were detained after bringing 45 Syrian and Iraqi men, women and children across a river that forms the border between the two countries at that point. The traffickers used an ... secret
Lawmakers championing a bipartisan bill to make it easier to go after sex trafficking on the internet are on the verge of victory. In the Senate, it's a large coalition led by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. The current law “was enacted back in 1996, 22 years ago when the ... secret
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Drug traffickers need reliable smartphone service, too, and Vancouver entrepreneur Vincent Ramos is accused of providing just that to criminal organizations around the world. These are no ordinary Blackberries. The guts of the phone that control everything from calls to photos to ... secret
In speech on opioid crisis, Trump proposes death penalty for drug traffickers. copied! During a New Hampshire speech on the opioid epidemic, President Trump says, “If we don't get tough on the drug dealers, we're wasting our time… and that toughness includes the death penalty.”Mar.19.2018. Read More ... secret
The White House will try to stem the nation's opioid crisis partly by stiffening criminal penalties, including seeking the death penalty for drug traffickers, a senior official said Sunday. The detail was included in a preview of President Donald Trump's opioid initiative, which he will announce Monday in New ... secret
Greece: 3 Migrant Traffickers Arrested Near Turkey Border. Greek police say they have arrested three migrant traffickers, a Turk and two Iraqis near the Greece-Turkey border. March 18, 2018, at 11:36 a.m.. March 18, 2018, at 11:36 a.m.. U.S. News & World Report. Greece: 3 Migrant Traffickers Arrested Near Turkey Border. secret
THREE female teenagers were rescued from a 17-year-old male pimp in an entrapment operation inside a hotel at Bacolod City at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 15. Police withheld the names of the three 15-year-old victims. Joint operatives of Regional Anti-Cybercrime-Western Visayas led by Chief ... secret
When Hanson — referred to in the complaint as an unnamed convicted transnational drug trafficker — was arrested, a man named Marc Emerson is alleged to have taken over the operation, according to the complaint. The FBI in LA seized Emerson's Phantom phone in March 2017 after agents watched ... secret
Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. According to the office, deputies arrested 59-year-old Roman Salaiz and 63-year-old Linda Sue Snedden at a home in the 1100 block of Meadows Drive in Sierra Vista. secret
Retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey, who served as the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, said the idea of imposing the death penalty on drug traffickers is “an empty gesture not suitable for our great country.” It would take an act of Congress to approve the death penalty for federal drug offenses. secret
A suspect in February's bust of alleged gun traffickers was arrested again Wednesday on new firearms charges. Nicholas Wirkkala, 36, is one of at least six suspects identified in a four-month Cowlitz sheriff's investigation into a network of alleged stolen gun trafficking. Deputies arrested him again ... secret
A Longview couple arrested Tuesday on suspicion of child rape and sex trafficking charges admitted to police that they took explicit photos of a 12-year-old child, according to new court documents. The suspects, 56-year-old Jay Dean Douglas and 43-year-old Heather Lindsey, admitted sometime in ... secret


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