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Top Ten Cities for arresting Americans


The top 10 cities where Americans were arrested and the number taken into custody:
1. Tijuana: 520
2. Guadalajara: 416
3. Nuevo Laredo: 359
4. London: 274
5. Mexico City: 208
6. Toronto: 183
7. Nassau, Bahamas: 108
8. Mérida, Mexico: 99
9. Nogales, Mexico: 96
10. Hong Kong: 90

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2,500 citizens are arrested abroad. One third of the arrests are on drug-related charges. Many of those arrested assumed as U.S. citizens that they could not be arrested. From Asia to Africa, Europe to South America, citizens are finding out the hard way that drug possession or trafficking equals jail in foreign countries.
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Saturday, November 27

Customs discovered the biggest amount of cocaine ever in Estonia | The Baltics Today

Customs discovered the biggest amount of cocaine ever in Estonia | The Baltics Today: "Estonian Tax and Customs Board investigators discovered at the beginning of October in Tallinn a cargo shipment at the beginning that contained around 48 kg of pure cocaine; four men are suspected of crimes connected to owning and transport of narcotic substances and three have been arrested"

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Colombians jailed for Tilbury cocaine smuggling

UK Border Agency | Colombians jailed for Tilbury cocaine smuggling: "Two Colombian men who stowed away on a ship for 12 days in an attempt to smuggle 50 kg of cocaine across the Atlantic Ocean were jailed for 14 years on 24 November.

Fredy Wilian Paz Preciado, 30, and Murillo James Rudolfo Quinones, 37, had pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of a controlled substance on international waters, but after an 8 day trial the jury at Basildon Crown Court recorded guilty verdicts.

In passing sentence, Judge Graham said,
'This was international drug running on a very substantial scale'.
Preciado and Quinones were arrested by officers from the UK Border Agency when the Ems Trader, the container vessel they had been hiding on over the Christmas period, docked at the Port of Tilbury on 27 December last year.

The ship had set sail from Colombia on 15 December and stopped at the Port of Rotterdam before travelling on to Tilbury."

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Friday, November 26

Four arrested after meth, cocaine and more found in Pinehurst home - Beaumont Enterprise

Four arrested after meth, cocaine and more found in Pinehurst home - Beaumont Enterprise: "Two men and two women were arrested Tuesday after several types of drugs, including hydrocodone and cocaine, were seized at a Pinehurst home.
Methamphetamine, powder cocaine, somas, hydrocodone, Xanax and Dilaudid pills were found when Orange County Sheriff's Office narcotics officers executed a search warrant in the 3600 block of Park Street in Pinehurst, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Officers also found drug paraphernalia and contraband, the release states.
Justin Martin, 23, is being held on two counts of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of dangerous drugs. His bonds total $22,000.
Brandon Martin, 24, is being held on one count of possession of a controlled substance. His bond is set at $10,000. He is also being held for two unpaid fines totaling $531.20.
Britni Revis, 18, is being held on one count of possession of a controlled substance. Her bond is set at $10,000.
Carolyn McMillan, 20, was charged with three counts of possession of dangerous drugs. Her bond was set at $3,000. She has since bonded out of the jail, according to a dispatcher with the Orange County Jail."

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Traffic stop leads to cocaine bust - Naperville Sun

Traffic stop leads to cocaine bust - Naperville Sun: "Timothy J. Jensen also faces eventual transfer into the DuPage County Circuit Court system in Wheaton. He is wanted there on a warrant issued in an unspecified criminal matter.
Jensen, of Bolingbrook, was arrested about 7 p.m. Tuesday by Naperville police. His vehicle was stopped near 111th Street and Chokeberry Drive, on the border between the city’s Harmony Grove and High Meadow neighborhoods.
Police Sgt. Gregg Bell said Jensen initially parked in an area near 111th Street and Route 59, Police officers observed “suspicious activity” involving Jensen and the driver of another vehicle, and what appeared to be a narcotics transaction, Bell said.
Jensen was followed east on 111th Street and quickly curbed for a traffic violation. Bell said Jensen at that point “attempted to discard six (plastic) bags out the window” of his vehicle.
Police recovered the bags, all of which contained white, powdery substances, Bell said. The bags allegedly held a total of 4.5 grams of cocaine, he said.
Jensen was charged with a felony count of the manufacture or delivery of between one and 15 grams of cocaine, according to information posted on the Will County Sheriff’s Office website. He is also charged with driving with a revoked or suspended license, driving without insurance and improper traffic lane use."

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Spanish News | Drugs Ring Smashed | AMLASpain | News | Property | The Spanish Property MLS | Electronic Cigarettes

Spanish News | Drugs Ring Smashed | AMLASpain | News | Property | The Spanish Property MLS | Electronic Cigarettes: "Spanish National police have smashed a large international drug smuggling ring,it has been announced.The drug ring was operating between South America and Spain.
The police have arrested up to 65 people,55 of them in Spain and 10 in Argentina.The police has also seized 5.5 million euros in cash,65 luxury cars and six yachts.The raids were made in Madrid,Alicante and Galicia.
In Brazil and Argentina the police discovered 3.4 tonnes of cocaine ready for shipping to Spain.The drugs were found in 1 kilo packets with Donald Duck logos.They would have been shipped in containers of apples.
Most of the people arrested were either Colombian or Mexican. They had an import-export infrastructure set up so that few questions were asked and then they laundered the money through luxury car dealerships in Spain."

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Russian with ‘Goa-link’ caught smuggling drugs | Garlicchop Goa - Goa News, Goa Happenings, IFFI Goa, Carnival Goa, TV Schedule, Games

Russian with ‘Goa-link’ caught smuggling drugs | Garlicchop Goa - Goa News, Goa Happenings, IFFI Goa, Carnival Goa, TV Schedule, Games: "Alexander Safonov has been accused of smuggling and attempting illegal delivery of large quantities of drugs.
The October District Attorney in Murmansk, Russia is carrying out an inquiry.
Reliable sources confirmed that Alexander in 2009 resided at Arambol, Pernem along with his wife and child, moving from one settlement to another.
“In Arambol, Alexander went to a local market and acquired drug-marijuana weighing more than 12 grams from one of the stalls for personal use… He decided to send the consignment via mail as it would not undergo customs check on the borders of Russia,” said the source.
Alexander hid hashish in a jar of chocolate paste and packed it in a parcel, which he combined with his mother-in-law’s parcel wherein she packed clothes and toys. A senior officer said that the same consignment was located in April 2010 in the premise of Post of Russia in Moscow during an inspection of international mail from India to Russian Federation.
Somewhere in July-end 2010, Alexander was detained by Russian police in Murmansk region and he confessed his guilt to the offences during interrogation."

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Gina Medina faces at least 10 years | guampdn.com | Pacific Daily News

Medina faces at least 10 years | guampdn.com | Pacific Daily News: "woman who pleaded guilty to running one of Guam's largest methamphetamine rings in recent memory could be sentenced to as little as 10 years in prison, or spend the rest of her life behind bars.


Gina Medina, 38, pleaded guilty in the District Court of Guam yesterday to smuggling methamphetamines, or 'ice,' from the Philippines, selling those drugs on Guam and laundering profits."

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4 arrested in international drug smuggling ring - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

4 arrested in international drug smuggling ring - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-: "Neal Lauzon, 27, of Plattsburgh, and Shane Dustin, 20, of Fort Covington, then allegedly took the pills and distributed them throughout the North Country.
The feds say the smuggling operation had been going on since at least May and that hundreds of Oxycontin pills were smuggled in each week. Each pill had a street value of about $100.
'Again it is another example of narcotic traffickers taking advantage of the folks on the reservation to further their means,' said Agent James Burns of the DEA.
'This is a growing epidemic that we need to address, the abuse of Oxycontin pills and prescription drugs. They are easy to get, easy to distribute. Perhaps they don't have the stigma that harder drugs have, but they are equally as dangerous,' U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian said.
Authorities are looking for a fifth person in the case."

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British, Japanese citizens arrested for drug smuggling in Bali, Indonesia » Breaking News | Wire Update News | News Wires -

British, Japanese citizens arrested for drug smuggling in Bali, Indonesia » Breaking News | Wire Update News | News Wires -: "Indonesian authorities arrested two foreigners, one British and one Japanese, as well as one national for smuggling drugs into the country at island beach resort, Bali, local authorities said Monday. The three could face possible execution.
Khuram Antonio Khan Garcia, 39, a from the United Kingdom, was arrested after arriving on a Qatar Airways flight at around 8 p.m. local time. He was carrying 3.1 kilograms (6.8 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, which was hidden in the lining of his suitcase, airport official Bagus Endro Wibowo explained.

The drugs, officials said, were worth around 9.5 billion rupiah ($1.07 million).
After his arrest at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport, local authorities questioned Garcia, and according to his statements, he revealed the identities two accomplices."

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Radisavljevic: 80 persons arrested for drug trafficking :: EMG :: Business news from Serbia 2010

Radisavljevic: 80 persons arrested for drug trafficking :: EMG :: Business news from Serbia 2010: "Organized Crime Prosecutor Miljko Radisavljevic said on Nov. 16 that eighty people had been arrested in Italy, Serbia, Montenegro and Slovenia on suspicion of drug smuggling, and that they were connected to the Darko Saric group.

In a continuation of the 'Balkan Warrior' operation in Serbia, four people were arrested and the houses and apartments of persons the Security Information Agency believes to be connected to a group being charged with drug smuggling were searched during the night in several towns in Serbia, Radisavljevic told BETA in a telephone interview from Milan where he met with Italian Prosecutor Piero Grasso.

Radisavljevic said that the operation was carried out on the order of the Italian Anti-Mafia Directorate which issued warrants for the arrest of 108 persons suspected of procuring and distributing illegal drugs on the Italian market, among whom were nine persons the Serbian prosecution had already begun proceedings against."

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Rodney “Red” Morgan, 41, Former Norwich bar owner to serve four years for role in drug conspiracy | News from southeastern Connecticut

The Day - Former Norwich bar owner to serve four years for role in drug conspiracy | News from southeastern Connecticut: "owner of the former Red’s Cafe at 287 Central Ave. has been sentenced to four years in prison and six years of supervised release for conspiring to possess and sell oxycodone and cocaine.Rodney “Red” Morgan, 41, of Groton, was arrested following a nine-month, multi-agency investigation into the large-scale distribution of cocaine, oycodone and marijuana. According to court documents, he conspired with conspiracy leader Lamont Muller, who referred to Morgan as “his man” in Norwich. In September 2009, Morgan arranged to purchase 200 pills from Muller, who obtained them from a third party and resold them to Muller. The two were seen together on surveillance video and were recorded discussing the purchase of “CDs” via telephone.
Morgan, who was arrested in October 2009 and released on bond within a week, was charged a month later with selling crack cocaine at his bar. His bond was revoked and he has been held in federal custody since that date. The cocaine case is pending in state court"

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Wednesday, November 24

Which Airports Have Full Body Scanners? | Barb’s Blog

Which Airports Have Full Body Scanners? | Barb’s Blog: "While Britain and the Netherlands have already installed full body scanners, most European countries are waiting to dive in until there’s been more analysis of health and privacy concerns. The EU report is expected to be completed in April.The safety concerns arise from the use of backscatter X-ray systems, one of two types of scanners used for screening passengers. These $100,000 machines, similar in size to a stand-up tanning booth, use “backscatter” technology, which bounces low-radiation X-rays off a traveler to produce high resolution images that makes clothing transparent."

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Malaysian woman arrested for drugs in China

Malaysian woman arrested for drugs in China: "Christina Anak Luke Niju, an Iban from Tawau, was being investigated by the Anti-Smuggling Bureau of Haikou District, he told Datuk Dr Marcus Mojigoh (BN-Putatan).
The consul-general of Malaysia based in Guangzhou, China, had visited Christina on Aug 6.
“The Government takes a serious view on Malaysians being used as drug mules. Several campaigns were also launched to increase public awareness,” he said.
A total of 149 Malaysian women were arrested overseas for drug trafficking, he added."

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French woman jailed in Brazil cocaine case: family < French news | Expatica France

French woman jailed in Brazil cocaine case: family < French news | Expatica France: "Police in Brazil caught a French woman with nine kilograms of cocaine at an airport and jailed her, her family said Sunday, saying she and several others were victims of a free holiday scam.
Jessica Briffault, 28, was arrested at Sao Paulo airport last week as she tried to return to Paris after a holiday offered to her as a free test trip by supposed tour organisers, her father Michel Briffault told AFP by telephone.
He said the French consulate in Sao Paulo told him that 14 other French nationals had been jailed in similar circumstances. He did not know who had organised her trip, which was offered at a day's notice.
'She was clearly trapped. Apparently there are a several people who have been trapped,' he said, adding that Jessica had told him by telephone days before that she was having fun in Rio.
'She is a young woman of 28 who has a normal life,' her father said, adding that a lawyer was going to visit her in the coming days."

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Monday, November 22

Jack Camp Stripped of Judgeship for Helping Stripper Buy Cocaine, Pot

Jack Camp Stripped of Judgeship for Helping Stripper Buy Cocaine, Pot: "former U.S. District Judge Jack Camp was stripped of his position on the bench following his admission of guilt to providing a female stripper with cocaine, pot and Roxicodone.

Camp, 67, pleaded guilty to the felony charge of aiding and abetting a felon's possession of the illegal substances, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. In addition, Camp, who is married, admitted to giving the exotic dancer his government-issued laptop computer, a misdemeanor offense.

As Surge Desk reported in October, Camp had originally planned to plead not guilty to the drug charges, but confronted with a strong government case, he admitted that he had often accompanied the stripper on drug deals, sometimes carrying handguns he owned along with him. Police were also said to have found two guns in Camp's car when undercover agents arrested him attempting to purchase the cocaine and Roxicodone.

Camp, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, met the stripper at the Goldrush Showbar in Atlanta. During his 33-year career on the bench, Camp had presided over numerous drug cases."

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14 charged in cocaine trafficking indictment | jacksonsun.com | The Jackson Sun

14 charged in cocaine trafficking indictment | jacksonsun.com | The Jackson Sun: "Count one charges Pierre Demon Isom, Terry Lee Adams, Tanisha Bonds, Joseph Dewayne Caldwell, Cortez Dewayne Cooper, Chistopher Shane Curry, Omar Shaierf Dubose, Monteith Alvarez Haley, Dafany Isom, Murrial Lee, Kenneth Wayne Lewis, Branden Amere Reed, Clethos Lance Robertson and Dontonio Dupree Tate with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and more than 28 grams of cocaine base. The indictment charges that the conspiracy ran from November 2009 through June 2010.Pierre Isom, 23, of Dyersburg, is charged in Counts 5 and 9 with possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute. Isom is charged in Counts 4, 8 and 10 with possessing cocaine with intent to distribute. Counts 13 through 38 of the indictment charge Isom with use of a telephone in committing a violation of the Controlled Substances Act.Adams, 35, of Dyersburg, also is charged in Counts 13 and 14 with use of a telephone in committing a violation of the Controlled Substances Act.Tanisha Bonds, 31, of Dyersburg, is charged in Counts 15 and 16 with use of a telephone in committing a violation of the Controlled Substances Act."

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Anthony Frazier, 27, conspired to distribute more than 15 kilograms of powder cocaine and more than 500 grams of crack cocaine

Cocaine trafficker gets 17 and a half years in federal prison - City of Buffalo - The Buffalo News: "Anthony Frazier, 27, conspired to distribute more than 15 kilograms of powder cocaine and more than 500 grams of crack cocaine from 2006 to 2009, according to Assistant U. S. Attorney Michael L. McCabe.
Frazier, who was arrested along with 33 others in a February 2009 takedown of the “31 Gang,” obtained the cocaine from senior gang members and distributed it to midlevel drug dealers throughout Buffalo, authorities said.
On the day he was arrested, Frazier was caught by federal agents with a loaded 9mm handgun."

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Two foreigners to answer drug charges | The Trinidad Guardian

Two foreigners to answer drug charges | The Trinidad Guardian: "American national will appear today before an Arima magistrate charged with possession of cocaine. Police said the woman was held on Friday at Piarco International Airport allegedly with 150 grammes of cocaine. She was attempting to board American Airlines flight AA1647 to New York around 2.55 pm. Meanwhile, a Jamaican national will appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate charged with possession of marijuana. The suspect entered Trinidad and Tobago at the airport when he was held by officers of the Organised Crime, Narcotics and Firearms Bureau."

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Sunday, November 21

Cocaine trafficker gets 17 and a half years in federal prison - City of Buffalo - The Buffalo News

Cocaine trafficker gets 17 and a half years in federal prison - City of Buffalo - The Buffalo News: "Anthony Frazier, 27, conspired to distribute more than 15 kilograms of powder cocaine and more than 500 grams of crack cocaine from 2006 to 2009, according to Assistant U. S. Attorney Michael L. McCabe.
Frazier, who was arrested along with 33 others in a February 2009 takedown of the “31 Gang,” obtained the cocaine from senior gang members and distributed it to midlevel drug dealers throughout Buffalo, authorities said.
On the day he was arrested, Frazier was caught by federal agents with a loaded 9mm handgun."

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Saturday, November 20

DMX Arrested For Cocaine Possession | Eight Mile Road

DMX Arrested For Cocaine Possession | Eight Mile Road: "DMX, who was arrested earlier today, was allegedly in possession of cocaine when he was apprehended by Arizona authorities.
The rapper was subsequently charged with a myriad of offenses related to use of Oxycontin without a prescription, failing to submit to drug testing, failing to participate in counseling programs, failure to make payments and driving on a suspended license and possession of cocaine.
A formal complaint outlined the case against DMX"

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Wednesday, November 17

Alexander Safonov has been accused of smuggling and attempting illegal delivery of large quantities of drugs.

Russian with ‘Goa-link’ caught smuggling drugs | Garlicchop Goa - Goa News, Goa Happenings, IFFI Goa, Carnival Goa, TV Schedule, Games: "Alexander Safonov has been accused of smuggling and attempting illegal delivery of large quantities of drugs.
The October District Attorney in Murmansk, Russia is carrying out an inquiry.
Reliable sources confirmed that Alexander in 2009 resided at Arambol, Pernem along with his wife and child, moving from one settlement to another.
“In Arambol, Alexander went to a local market and acquired drug-marijuana weighing more than 12 grams from one of the stalls for personal use… He decided to send the consignment via mail as it would not undergo customs check on the borders of Russia,” said the source.
Alexander hid hashish in a jar of chocolate paste and packed it in a parcel, which he combined with his mother-in-law’s parcel wherein she packed clothes and toys. A senior officer said that the same consignment was located in April 2010 in the premise of Post of Russia in Moscow during an inspection of international mail from India to Russian Federation.
Somewhere in July-end 2010, Alexander was detained by Russian police in Murmansk region and he confessed his guilt to the offences during interrogation.
He is booked for the offence and the materials are furnished to Murmansk Court to consider the merits."

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Medina faces at least 10 years | guampdn.com | Pacific Daily News

Medina faces at least 10 years | guampdn.com | Pacific Daily News: "Gina Medina, 38, pleaded guilty in the District Court of Guam yesterday to smuggling methamphetamines, or 'ice,' from the Philippines, selling those drugs on Guam and laundering profits.In exchange for her plea agreement, Medina has promised to assist federal investigators by telling them everything she knows about the drug trade on Guam. She must also testify if asked."

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4 arrested in international drug smuggling ring - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

4 arrested in international drug smuggling ring - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-: "Federal authorities have arrested four people in connection with a large international drug smuggling ring in Northern New York.
Investigators say two Canadians smuggled thousands of Oxycontin pills through the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation.
Neal Lauzon, 27, of Plattsburgh, and Shane Dustin, 20, of Fort Covington, then allegedly took the pills and distributed them throughout the North Country.
The feds say the smuggling operation had been going on since at least May and that hundreds of Oxycontin pills were smuggled in each week. Each pill had a street value of about $100.
'Again it is another example of narcotic traffickers taking advantage of the folks on the reservation to further their means,' said Agent James Burns of the DEA.
'This is a growing epidemic that we need to address, the abuse of Oxycontin pills and prescription drugs. They are easy to get, easy to distribute. Perhaps they don't have the stigma that harder drugs have, but they are equally as dangerous,' U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian said."

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Japanese couple jailed in NZealand for drug smuggling

Japanese couple jailed in NZealand for drug smuggling: "Japanese couple who helped smuggle almost six kilograms (13.2 pounds) of methamphetamine into New Zealand were jailed for seven and a half years on Tuesday.
Takako and Kazuhiko Takiguchi both pleaded guilty in the Auckland High Court to drug importing and conspiracy charges relating to a methamphetamine seizure at Auckland airport last November, NZPA news agency reported.
Prosecutors estimated the drugs, one of New Zealand's largest methamphetamine hauls last year, had a street value of six million dollars (4.6 million US).
Judge Ailsa Duffy said that Kazuhiko, 40 and Takako, 32, had faced up to 16 years in jail for their offences, but she discounted their sentences for a number of reasons, including early guilty pleas.
Duffy set a non-parole period of three years and nine months."

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Guard charged with smuggling 4 pounds of cocaine into detention center | pounds, guard, cocaine - Valley and State - Brownsville Herald

Guard charged with smuggling 4 pounds of cocaine into detention center | pounds, guard, cocaine - Valley and State - Brownsville Herald: "federal indictment shows that Christopher George Gonzalez, 29 of Harlingen, was arrested Nov. 10 following an undercover sting in Harlingen.
Prior to his arrest, Gonzalez had been under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Houston High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force and U.S. Marshals, the U.S. Attorney’s Office stated.
Records state that Gonzalez met an undercover Houston police officer at the Harlingen Lowe’s parking lot who had offered to pay Gonzalez $2,000 to smuggle drugs into the detention center. Gonzalez took the money and two wrapped bundles of what appeared to be cocaine and then left the parking lot, court records state.
According to his indictment, Gonzalez had agreed to smuggle two ounces of cocaine at a time into the detention center."

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allAfrica.com: Namibia: Seven Years in Jail Over Cocaine in Underpants

allAfrica.com: Namibia: Seven Years in Jail Over Cocaine in Underpants: "LITTLE more than a hundred grams of cocaine that the Police found hidden next to his private parts has left Angolan citizen Francisco Binda with a seven-year prison sentence.
A day after he pleaded guilty to a charge of dealing in cocaine, Binda was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment on Friday, with one year of that sentence conditionally suspended for a period of five years.
'If you cannot do the time in prison, do not commit the offence,' was Magistrate Jermaine Muchali's message to Binda and other people who take the risk of becoming involved in the drug trafficking and dealing business.
Binda (36) pleaded guilty to a charge of dealing in dangerous dependence-producing substances on Thursday. He admitted that on July 14 this year he dealt in a total of 108,97 grams of cocaine, with a street market value of about N$77 000."

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Monday, November 15

Documents: 'King of Heroin' caught on wiretaps - San Jose Mercury News

Documents: 'King of Heroin' caught on wiretaps - San Jose Mercury News: "Mexico's 'King of Heroin' was caught on wiretap conversations talking to his coconspirators about drug transactions involving hundreds of thousands of dollars.
In the recordings, Jose Antonio Medina Arreguin, 36, also discusses storing drugs at secret locations until they can be distributed, according to court documents obtained by the Ventura County Star.
The Mexican national entered a not guilty plea late last month to a charge of conspiracy to transport heroin for sale and a special allegation that the drugs exceeded 40 kilos, or 88 pounds.
He will be back in Ventura County Superior Court for a hearing on Dec. 9.
Prosecutors allege he was the leader of an elaborate, multimillion-dollar smuggling operation that once moved an estimated 440 pounds of heroin a month into Oxnard, Downey, Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Jose. The Mexican media dubbed him the 'King of Heroin.'"

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Police: C. Falls man charged after 550 heroin bags found in car - Projo 7 to 7 News Blog | Rhode Island news | The Providence Journal

Police: C. Falls man charged after 550 heroin bags found in car - Projo 7 to 7 News Blog | Rhode Island news | The Providence Journal: "Central Falls man has been arrested on drug charges after the Swansea police allege that they found 550 heroin bags hidden in the console of the car he was driving Friday afternoon.
The police said they also seized $2,358 in cash and two cell phones in the car driven by Victor Aramburo, 26, of 502 Hunt St., who 'had been identified through intelligence sources as a supplier of heroin to the area,' according to a police news release.
About 2 p.m. on Friday, according to police, an officer saw Aramburo fail to stop at a stop sign in the area of Old Fall River Road and Route 6 in Swansea. Another officer was asked to stop the vheicle, but Aramburo, instead of stopping, continued at a slow speed initially before stopping n Route 136 near a McDonald's."

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Parties, pay lured Bali smugglers - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Parties, pay lured Bali smugglers - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): "Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have spoken about their life before and after being arrested for drug smuggling.
Chan and Sukumaran are two of three Bali Nine members who have been sentenced to death by firing squad.
The men have maintained a virtual media silence since their arrest five years ago, but have spoken to SBS Television's Dateline program.
The interview is the first time either convicted drug smuggler has spoken at length about how he got involved in the heroin-smuggling ring.
For Myuran Sukumaran, it began with an invitation to dinner from a university friend.
'They pay for dinner and for the nightclub afterwards and stuff like that so it was like, yeah,' he said.
Sukumaran says the party and drugs scene the friend introduced him to was very seductive, and so too was the promise of an easy and hefty pay cheque.
'I didn't see myself working in a mail room for the next 50 years of my life,' he said."

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Heroin seized at Edmonton International

Heroin seized at Edmonton International: "suitcase being couriered from the United Kingdom to Canada is alleged to have been laced with a major shipment of heroin on its way to Edmonton streets.
An estimated 10,000 doses of heroin were seized after a bust by Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) investigators and RCMP.
The drugs were discovered by CBSA officers at the Edmonton International Airport in a shipment that was purported to be clothes and shoes, but was instead a half-empty suitcase with four clear plastic packages of suspected heroin concealed in a false compartment. The discovery led to a search of a southeast Edmonton residence, and charges against a city resident."

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Sydney man on drug charge refused bail

Sydney man on drug charge refused bail: "man has been refused bail after being charged over the discovery of more than $800,000, a kilo of heroin and 1.5 kilos of 'ice' in Sydney.
Tien Ly Mac, 51, did not apply for bail and it was formally refused at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday where he appeared by video link.
On November 7, Customs and Border Protection officers discovered a suspicious package at the Sydney International Mail Centre, which was found to contain eight boxes of tea, each with 20 sachets filled with a total of 1.6kg of heroin.
Advertisement: Story continues below On Friday, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) conducted searches on seven vehicles and private and commercial premises in Lakemba, Punchbowl, Marrickville, Waterloo and Belmore.
They discovered $819,000, a further kilogram of heroin and 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine, also known as ice."

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£1million in banknotes recovered from attic of drug gang's house - mirror.co.uk

£1million in banknotes recovered from attic of drug gang's house - mirror.co.uk: "Detectives have found £1million in cash in the attic of a suspected drug-dealing gangster.
The huge wads of £10 and £20 notes were stuffed into a holdall and seized with an industrial-sized money-counting machine and quantity of drugs.
Police were able to confiscate the fortune because the owner of the house could not prove it was earned by legitimate means. They also made several arrests.
The haul - the biggest single seizure of money ever made by West Midlands police - is now set to be used in crime-fighting."

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Cocaine smuggler returned to B.C. despite being deported 10 years ago

Cocaine smuggler returned to B.C. despite being deported 10 years ago: "Mexican national charged last month with smuggling almost 100 kilos of cocaine into Kelowna had already been convicted in B.C. of a similar crime and deported almost a decade ago.
But Victor Perez Rodriguez, 43, managed to get a pardon and return to Canada under a new name until he fled the country after the cocaine was intercepted by police in late September.
Rodriguez, who earlier lived in Canada as Salvador Ascencio Chavez, now sits in a San Diego jail, where he is awaiting an extradition hearing on Dec. 16, 2010.
He was arrested Oct. 14, along with Surrey’s Tariq Mohammed Aslam, 32, in a car in San Clemente, Calif., en route to Mexico. Aslam is expected to be returned to Canada later this month."

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PDEA nabs 2 men posing as Interpol, selling cocaine - Nation - GMANews.TV - Official Website of GMA News and Public Affairs - Latest Philippine News

PDEA nabs 2 men posing as Interpol, selling cocaine - Nation - GMANews.TV - Official Website of GMA News and Public Affairs - Latest Philippine News: "Two men who posed as officers of the International Police Commission (Interpol) were arrested after selling cocaine during a buy-bust operation in Mandaluyong City on Thursday.

Senior Undersecretary Dionisio Santiago, director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, identified the arrested suspects as Emil Aragon of Mandaluyong City and Dionisio Valdez of Bulacan.

The two were arrested after selling around seven grams of suspected cocaine to a PDEA undercover agent in Mandaluyong City at about 7 p.m.

Aragon reportedly identified himself to the 'buyer' as a police lieutenant colonel from the Interpol, while Valdez said he holds the rank of a police lieutenant general."

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Ashley Wiltshire, 31, led a gang which used presses to stamp images on the £50,000 blocks

The Press Association: 'Superman logo' drug dealer jailed: "Ashley Wiltshire, 31, led a gang which used presses to stamp images on the £50,000 blocks - also using 'F1' and 'Playboy bunny' symbols.
Police seized drugs with a total street value of £500,000 at a youth club in Poplar, east London, in April and at a house in Loughton, Essex, in June.
Wiltshire, of Romford, Essex, along with Larry Hammersley, 44, of Poplar, Jay Putinas, 25, of Woodford Green, Essex, and Daniel Vann, 32, of Ongar, Essex, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine.
Hammersley was jailed for six years, Putinas for four-and-a-half years, and Vann for four years, following the investigation by City of London police.
Judge Martin Stephens told the men: 'You did it to make money quite unconcerned about the misery that the trade would bring to so many people.'
He said the operation to prepare and distribute cocaine across the South East on a 'very substantial scale' was 'sophisticated and professionally organised'."

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Saturday, November 13

James Forrest, 25, is charged with distribution of crack cocaine, distribution of crack within a half-mile of a school

Coordinated drug raids net five arrests | Aiken Standard | Aiken, SC: "James Forrest, 25, is charged with distribution of crack cocaine, distribution of crack within a half-mile of a school, trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine within a half-mile of a school, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within a half-mile of a school.

Yolando Baskett, 26, is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within a half-mile of a school.

An infant and a small child were also in the home. The children were taken into protective custody and released to family.

At the Columbia Avenue home, narcotics officers served a search warrant and found the location was wired with surveillance video.

Police said the cameras were set up to keep an eye out for the narcotics officers.

At the home, police found a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to officials.

Caletha Gibson, 39, and Leah Jones, 26, were detained there.

Gibson was charged with simple possession of marijuana. Jones is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia."

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Undercover drug deal prompts Kingsport arrests; suspects face deportation - Kingsport Times-News Online

Undercover drug deal prompts Kingsport arrests; suspects face deportation - Kingsport Times-News Online: "Kingsport police report two women have been arrested following a drug deal involving an undercover officer, and face deportation following their trials.
According to a press release, the arrests occurred Thursday at 2 p.m., in the parking lot of East Stone Commons, 2003 North Eastman Road. Police say the drug deal had been set up by phone, with an undercover officer meeting the suspects to purchase $200 of crack cocaine.
When the officer observed the drugs in their vehicle, other vice detectives moved in to make the arrests. The cocaine was seized.
Both women were charged with possession of crack cocaine for resale within 1,000 feet of a park and delivery of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a park. They are identified at Marie Carranza, 32, and Alma Carranza, 26, each of 2127 Happy Hill Road, Kingsport."

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Drugs gang smashed by Cumbria police jailed for total of 110 years

News & Star | News | Drugs gang smashed by Cumbria police jailed for total of 110 years: "largest drug trafficking operations undertaken by Cumbria police and one of the biggest in mainland Britain.
At Manchester Crown Court, the seven men were found guilty of conspiracy to import Class A drugs in an operation called Addington.
They were:
Salesman Peter Michael Hannigan, 49, of Howe Gardens, Kendal, was found guilty of conspiracy to import Class A drugs – cocaine. He was found not guilty of conspiracy to supply Class B drugs - amphetamine. He was jailed for 22 years.
Mark Seel Neville, 41, of Preston, was found guilty of conspiracy to import Class A drugs – cocaine – and guilty of conspiracy to supply Class B drugs – amphetamine. He was sentenced to 26 years.
Darren James Michael Morris, 32, of Preston, was jailed for 13 years after being found guilty of conspiracy to import Class A drugs – cocaine.
Simon John Finlay, 32, of Preston, was found guilty of conspiracy to import Class A drugs – cocaine – and sentenced to 13 years.
Phillip Grange, 54, of Nottingham, was found guilty of conspiracy to import Class A drugs – cocaine. He was jailed for 18 years.
Mark Anthony McGovern, 47, of Blackpool, Lancashire was found guilty of conspiracy to import Class A drugs – cocaine – and jailed for 18 years.
John Morris, 52, of Kirkham, Lancashire, was found guilty of conspiracy to import Class A drugs – cocaine. He had pleaded guilty to this at an earlier hearing. He will be sentenced at a later date."

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Friday, November 12

Marijuana smuggler gets state prison sentence - News - Republican Herald

Marijuana smuggler gets state prison sentence - News - Republican Herald: "Because Julia E. Keen smuggled marijuana into a state correctional institution last November, she must spend at least the next two years living in one, a Schuylkill County judge ruled Monday.
'It is a terrible thing to take contraband into a state institution,' Judge Jacqueline L. Russell told a sobbing Keen, 28, of Pittsburgh. 'You have to pay the penalty.'
That penalty consists of a prison term of two to four years in a state correctional institution, plus an additional year on probation; payment of costs, $50 to the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account and $113 restitution to the state police crime laboratory in Bethlehem; performance of 100 hours community service; and submission of a DNA sample to law enforcement authorities.
'I'm sorry, Mommy,' a weeping Keen told her equally tearful mother sitting behind her in Russell's courtroom."

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Pregnant woman in cocaine case granted bail | General News 2010-11-09

Pregnant woman in cocaine case granted bail | General News 2010-11-09: "pregnant woman among four persons arrested in connection with the 125 slabs of cocaine recently seized at the Tema Harbour was on Tuesday admitted to bail by the Fast Track High Court.
Kyerewaa Twum-Barimah was admitted to bail in the sum of GH¢80,000 with two sureties, one to be justified.
The court, presided over by Mr Justice Mustapha Habib Logo, asked that the sureties should be within the Accra-Tema area.
The court ruled that it had been established that Kyerewaa was six to seven months pregnant, hence she should be admitted to bail."

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Tuesday, November 9

35 accused of shipping drugs from Juarez to Denver - FoxNews.com

35 accused of shipping drugs from Juarez to Denver - FoxNews.com: "Gang members, a retired Denver firefighter and a college team coach were among 35 people accused of transporting more than 40 pounds of cocaine from Mexico to the Denver area every week, federal officials said Monday.
Officials said the drug ring's source was the Sinaloa cartel, which is in a bloody turf war with the Juarez cartel in Ciudad Juarez, a northern Mexican border city. At least 20 people died in drug-gang violence over the weekend there.
Despite the international supplier, authorities described the operation as 'homegrown,' with all 35 defendants involved in distributing cocaine in the Denver area. They said cocaine was transported in secret panels in vehicles that traveled into Colorado on Interstate 25."

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McCarran heroin bust one of largest in Las Vegas history - KTNV ABC,Channel 13,Las Vegas,Nevada,News,Weather,Sports,Entertainment,KTNV.com,Action News .:.

McCarran heroin bust one of largest in Las Vegas history - KTNV ABC,Channel 13,Las Vegas,Nevada,News,Weather,Sports,Entertainment,KTNV.com,Action News .:.: "One of the largest drug busts in Las Vegas history occurred at McCarran Airport this weekend after drug sniffing dogs led police to two pieces of suspicious luggage.
Inside authorities found 12 pounds of black tar heroin with an estimated street value of $1 million.
The bags were connected to two men, Jesse Gallegos and Jose Villarreal. They had already boarded the flight and were thought to be taking the drugs to Indianapolis, IN.
The men are facing federal charges of distributing heroin and conspiracy."

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Police: Newburgh man found in possession of cash, cocaine | poughkeepsiejournal.com | Poughkeepsie Journal

Police: Newburgh man found in possession of cash, cocaine | poughkeepsiejournal.com | Poughkeepsie Journal: "Sharif Parker, 38, was charged with fifth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, as well as several traffic violations.
Parker was sent to Dutchess County Jail without bail and scheduled to appear in Poughkeepsie City Court on Nov. 8."

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Springfield police arrest 36-year-old Rene Ortiz on crack cocaine and firearm charges in North End | masslive.com

Springfield police arrest 36-year-old Rene Ortiz on crack cocaine and firearm charges in North End | masslive.com: "police pulled a 36-year-old suspect over in the North End early Monday morning he had a loaded gun in his hand and was attempting to swallow crack cocaine, Lt. John K. Slepchuk said.

Police arrested Rene Ortiz without incident and managed to prevent him from swallowing the crack. Slepchuk said.

“It was just good work,” Slepchuk said of the six officers who participated in the arrest.

The incident began as police investigated gang activity in the area of 26 Cumberland St. Ortiz, spotting police, got into a vehicle and left the area, driving the wrong way down Cumberland, Slepchuk said."

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Police round up cocaine, handgun, cash in Calgary drug sting

Police round up cocaine, handgun, cash in Calgary drug sting: "Police have seized cocaine, a loaded handgun and more than $10,000 during investigations targeting the street-level drug trade.
On Wednesday, police stopped a man driving near 52nd Street and 16th Avenue N.E. after officers spotted the driver breaching a court order, banning him from having a cellphone.
Police found more than $4,000 in the man's possession and spotted a can of bear spray. When investigators later got a warrant to search the car, they found a small amount of crack cocaine.
On Thursday, investigators also had a warrant to search a house in the 1100-block of Marcombe Crescent N.E., where they found $6,000 and a set of body armour in the house.
Sakhr Adel Jeha, 28, has been charged with several offences, including possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking."

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Customs officers find $844,000 in cocaine inside BMW : News : ValleyCentral.com

Customs officers find $844,000 in cocaine inside BMW : News : ValleyCentral.com: "32-year-old Brownsville man is behind bars after customs officers allegedly found $844,000 dollars worth of cocaine inside his BMW sports car.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested Ramiro Olvera Noyola on federal drug charges on Friday.
Noyola drove up to the Gateway International Bridge in a blue 2001 BMW Z3.
A customs officer noticed anomalies to the rear of the sports car.
Customs officers allegedly found 10 packages with 25.7 pounds of cocaine hidden inside the car.
Noyola appeared before U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Felix Recio in Brownsville on Monday morning.
Investigators said Noyola is a Mexican national who lives in Brownsville.
Public records show his driver’s license was listed at an address off Military Highway just north of West Alton Gloor Boulevard."

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Lemon truck driver acquitted of cocaine-smuggling charges

Lemon truck driver acquitted of cocaine-smuggling charges: "truck driver has been acquitted after 83 kilograms of cocaine was found hidden in a shipment of lemons aboard his tractor-trailer.
Jaininder Singh Dusanjh was arrested Dec. 12, 2007 when he entered Canada at the Pacific Highway border crossing.
During an inspection of his vehicle, an officer with the Canadian Border Services Agency had noticed plastic when looking through one of the side holes of a box containing Sunkist lemons.
Tearing open the cardboard, she found the first of 83 one-kilogram bricks of cocaine wrapped in food saver wrap.
Officials estimated that the drugs were worth between $1.9 million and $3.2 million if sold at the kilogram level, with the value increasing substantially if sold at the ounce or gram level.
Dusanjh, 45 years old at the time of the trial, was charged with importing cocaine into Canada and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking"

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Authorities dismantle alleged cocaine ring with ties to Mexican cartel - CNN.com

Authorities dismantle alleged cocaine ring with ties to Mexican cartel - CNN.com: "Federal authorities dismantled a large-scale cocaine trafficking organization in Denver, Colorado, with the indictment of 35 people, officials said Monday.
Six remained fugitives Monday, but the others were in custody, authorities said.
The 35 people, some of them gang members, had ties to a drug cartel in Juarez, Mexico, authorities said. It is believed that they were responsible for shipping more than 20 kilograms of cocaine every week across the border from that Mexican city to El Paso, Texas, and then to Colorado, authorities said.
During their investigation, law officers seized 53 kilograms of cocaine, 35 pounds of marijuana, and more than $650,000 in cash, including $500,000 from one defendant's home and $122,000 from a car stopped in downtown Denver, authorities said.
Authorities also confiscated almost 60 pounds of cocaine from two traffic stops in Pueblo, Colorado. Law officers seized 15 vehicles and nine firearms, authorities said.
The arrests were made by 150 law enforcement officers representing 20 agencies, said U.S. Attorney John F. Walsh in Denver."

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seongf - Evidence Schapelle Corby is innocent

seongf - Evidence Schapelle Corby is innocent: "I know it's short but it has the evidence that Schapelle Corby was a innocent victim in a drug import network who didn't even intend on her to realize her bag had been used to import drugs. This article will prove her innocence and prove that baggage handlers in Sydney airport put the drugs in her bag. The are so many smoking guns.
Gary Lee-Rogers, who died under mysterious circumstances, gave evidence that they were security breaches at Sydney airport (1) he also made an anonymous phone call that he had stumbled upon a drug importation network in Sydney airport (2)
While this doesn’t prove Schapelle Corby was a victim of this network, it proves this kind of thing was going on so it doesn’t take much of a leap to suggest she might be unwittingly involved. Also the fact that her bag had her name on it and that she begged the court to take DNA evidence on the drugs shows she thought she was innocent. If she was guilty, why would she want to incriminate herself?
Apart from Gary Lee-Rogers evidence, Operation Mocha uncovered they were indeed baggage handlers that used drug mules to import drugs (3)
The last bit of evidence is from John Patrick Ford , John Patrick Ford said he overheard other prisoners saying Corby had been the unwitting victim of a domestic drug trafficking ring (4) before you accuse the prisoners of just talking, he said he would be killed if he named names (5) and he was stabbed in jail (6) How can that be a coincidence?"

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Cash incentives to get foreign prisoners serving jail sentences to return to their home countries tripled from last month

Cash incentives to get foreign prisoners serving jail sentences to return to their home countries tripled from last month, the UK Border Agency revealed today.
The overall value of the pacges for foreign offenders have been cut 'due to the current economic situation'.
But the amount of cash those currently serving sentences will receive increased from £500 to £1,500, chief executive Lin Homer said.
The money is designed to be used to help cover expenses such as accommodation, business or medical treatment, she said.
It came as the Border Agency announced it is axing 5,000 more jobs on top of 1,700 already made so far this year.
Miss Homer said the amount of cash given to foreign offenders who have served their sentences also rose from last month, up from £500 to £750.
But, under the changes, returning foreign nationals will no longer receive any assistance in kind, which was worth between £2,500 and £4,500 under the old arrangements.
All foreign prisoners taking advantage of the scheme are given a £500 pre-paid card when they leave the UK.
Under the new plans, which came into force on October 1, they will now be able to contact the International Organisation for Migration within a month of returning to their home country with evidence of how they intend to use the money to claim the balance.
This will vary between an extra £250 and £1,000, depending on whether they have already served their sentence or are still behind bars.


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William Byrne, 25, Drugs 'Mr Big' jailed for cocaine operation | Glasgow and West | STV News

Drugs 'Mr Big' jailed for cocaine operation | Glasgow and West | STV News: "William Byrne, 25, was caught during a massive police undercover operation. On Monday at the High Court in Glasgow he was told by judge Lord Matthews: 'You were involved with the supply of cocaine over seven months or so and you did that for money.
'You obviously were the main player, although your record up to now has been minor.'

The court heard that almost one-and-a-half kilos of cocaine with a street value of at least £250,000 was seized during a series of swoops on mules transporting drugs for Byrne."

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Saturday, November 6

Former rising star Benjamin Hill is jailed - Local News - News - Gazette Live

Former rising star Benjamin Hill is jailed - Local News - News - Gazette Live: "Benjamin Hill, 23, who had been a paid apprentice with Sheffield United, was arrested in his hotel room in Middlesbrough after he arrived to sell crack cocaine on the Teesside drugs scene.
The police found £448 in cash and a small amount of cannabis in the room at The Springfield Hotel in Borough Road, Middlesbrough, but there no sign of the crack.
He had hidden it inside his body during the process of being arrested, said prosecutor Jolyon Perks"

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Maine man sentenced for pot smuggling | SeacoastOnline.com

Maine man sentenced for pot smuggling | SeacoastOnline.com: "Forty-eight-year-old Allen Gagnon, of Van Buren, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor. He pleaded guilty in June to marijuana smuggling and distribution.
Prosecutors say Gagnon last winter wore a white camouflage outfit to walk across the frozen St. John River into Canada and return with trash bags filled with pot.
The Bangor Daily News says Gagnon drew attention five years ago when he laid claim to a duffel bag filled with $165,000 in cash that was found by railroad workers beside some railroad tracks near his home."

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Bulgarian border police seize 10kg of heroin - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo


Bulgarian border police seize 10kg of heroin - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo: "Bulgarian border police seized a vehicle carrying more than 10kg of heroin at the Kapitan Andreevo border crossing point with Turkey, private Bulgarian television channel bTV reported on November 4, 2010.

The vehicle had Serbian registration and was driven by a Serbian national, the report said.

The officers discovered a hidden compartment withing the car's tank where the drugs were stored. Additionally, lumps of heroin were also dropped in the tank itself. In total, nine packages were recovered from the vehicle, weighting a total of 10.25kg"

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Former airport staffer held with heroin worth Rs 8 crore - Hindustan Times

Former airport staffer held with heroin worth Rs 8 crore - Hindustan Times: "Special Cell of the Delhi police cell has busted an international drug racket and recovered heroin worth crores of rupees from a former ground staffer of Amritsar airport. The man has been arrested. A special cell team lead by assistant commissioner of police L N Rao claimed to have arrested a man identified as Sanjeev Kumar (23), who was allegedly in possession of more than four kg pure heroin estimated to be worth more than Rs 8 crore in international market."

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Filipina worker nabbed in China for smuggling heroin - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

Filipina worker nabbed in China for smuggling heroin - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos: "Filipina was arrested in China early this week for allegedly trying to smuggle almost two kilograms of heroin in her checked-in suitcase, an offense that put her in danger of being meted the death penalty, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday.
The unidentified woman was held by the Guangzhou Customs District’s Bureau of Anti-smuggling after she was found to be carrying 1,996 grams of heroin, the Philippine Consulate General in Guangzhou said in a report to the DFA."

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