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Florida man arrested near US-Canada border and charged with human smuggling

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A Florida man has been charged with human smuggling after a US Border Patrol agent discovered two undocumented foreign nationals traveling with him in a van less than one mile south of the US-Canadian border in Minn...

DeSantis: Biden effectively running ‘human smuggling operation’ with secret flights into Florida

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FLORIDA GOVERNOR: BIDEN ADMIN LANDED DOZENS OF SECRET FLIGHTS IN FLORIDA GOV. RON DESANTIS: So, the border is obviously a disaster and some people say, ‘Well, that’s a problem for Texas or Arizona.’ Well, actually, t...

Jordan bows to Palestinian pressure and pulls ‘sperm smuggling’ film

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Jerusalem Jordan has withdrawn its entry to the Oscars after criticism that the film "Amira" was disrespectful to Palestinian prisoners and their families. The film tells the fictional story of a 17-year-old Palesti...

Facebook admits letting users share information on human smuggling

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The admission came after Attorney General Mark Brnovich wrote to CEO Mark Zuckerberg to request information about reports that human smugglers and drug cartels are using the platform "to advertise their services" to ...

Texas Border Patrol discovers hotel room packed with illegals in suspected human smuggling operation

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Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents received a tip Friday afternoon about a hotel in Edinburg being used to harbor illegal immigrants. The city is located in the southern tip of Texas, near the Mexico borde...

Border Patrol nabs 42 Haitians arriving in Florida in alleged smuggling operation

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At least 42 migrants, including women and children, were detained in the "maritime smuggling event," Chief Patrol Agent Thomas Martin of the Border Patrol’s Miami Sector tweeted.  A 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Aug. ...

Phony Border Patrol vehicle stopped in Arizona, foiling human smuggling attempt, US authorities say

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Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Tucson-area Border Patrol agents took the driver and 10 migrants into custody, according to a tweet from John Modlin, interim chief patrol agent of the Border Patrol's Tucso...

Texas police rescue 10 people from suspected human smuggling operation in Houston home; 2 suspects in custody

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The 10 victims were discovered at a home in the 9000 block of McAvoy Drive in southwest Houston, Houston police said. BORDER PATROL AGENTS IN TEXAS FIND MORE THAN 150 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN TWO HUMAN SMUGGLING ATTEMPT...

Smuggling boat capsizes off California coast; 1 dead, 15 migrants in custody

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A U.S. Border Patrol agent spotted a vessel near Point Loma at around 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning. Agents observed several people in distress near the boat about 10 minutes later, a Border Patrol spokesperson told Fox...

One dead in incident involving suspected smuggling boat near San Diego

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One person is confirmed dead after an incident involving a suspected smuggling vessel off the coast of San Diego Thursday morning. At least 15 migrants are in custody after US Customs and Border Patrol agents rescu...

Woman arrested at Atlanta airport for smuggling cocaine in shoes

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A 21-year-old woman was arrested at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for attempting to smuggle three pounds of cocaine hidden in the soles of seven pairs of shoes, customs officials said Tuesday. "...

Houston smuggling operation: Five of 97 people found trapped in a home test positive for COVID

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The positive tests came after officers asked health officials to test the captives for coronavirus infections after some of them complained of possible COVID-19 symptoms, including fever and loss of smell and taste, ...

Boat off San Diego coast in possible smuggling operation capsizes, kills 4, injures 24, authorities say

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The incident happened around 10:15 a.m. off Point Loma near Cabrillo National Monument. Lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies responded to the scene after reports of an overturned vessel in the surf nea...

Feds launch human smuggling investigation after police find more than 90 people in Houston home

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Houston police officers following up on a kidnapping report found more than 90 people jammed in a two-story home in what authorities said turned out to be a possible human smuggling operation. Officers were granted...

Man charged with organizing smuggling operation that ended in fiery California crash that killed 13

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Federal authorities charged a man Tuesday with coordinating the effort to smuggle dozens of people into the US that ended in a California crash earlier this month that killed 13 people after an overloaded SUV collid...

Houston police rescue at least 30 people in alleged human smuggling ring

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Houston police say they rescued about 30 people in a Houston home after responding to a report of a man running down the street in his underwear. Police held three people in what they called a human smuggling operat...