LOS ANGELES: A Los Angeles man was arrested on Tuesday after federal prosecutors said he arranged to smuggle into the United States three live, highly venomous king cobra snakes hidden in potato chip canisters. Rodrigo Franco, 34, was charged with illegally importing merchandise into the country in connection with a parcel from Hong Kong that was intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on March 2 containing the 2-foot (0.61 meter)-long snakes concealed inside the canisters. Three albino Chinese…
WASHINGTON: A Pakistani national has pleaded guilty to helping smuggle dozens of people from his own country and Afghanistan into the United States. Identified as Sharafat Ali Khan, 32, prosecutors say the resident of Brazil, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to smuggle undocumented migrants into the United States for profit. Prosecutors say he schemed with others to bring people from Pakistan and elsewhere through Brazil and Central America into the United States by planes, buses and on foot. At least 81 people…
LAHORE: Police on Friday foiled a bid to smuggle huge cache of arms to different parts of Punjab and arrested eight suspects in Lahore, ARY News reported.
KARACHI: Customs officials on Friday foiled a currency smuggling attempt at Quaid-e-Azam International Airport, ARY News reported.
KARACHI: A case has been registered against three persons for ‘illegal export of over 1,000 donkey hides’.
WARSAW: A Frenchman tried to smuggle his Russian wife into the European Union by hiding her in a massive suitcase, without realising there had been no need for the would-be James Bond scheme.
HANOI: Vietnamese authorities have buried thousands of seized cats -- many believed to have been alive at the time -- after the felines were smuggled from China to feed the nation's illegal cat meat trade.