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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Drug smuggling

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# Drug smuggling
Revenue seizes €194,000 worth of drugs in parcels from the US and Spain
Revenue detector dog Sam also discovered 600g of drugs in a parcel from Spain which was destined for Belfast.
# Jailed
Belgian man jailed for 17 years for importing £7 million of cocaine into UK on helicopter
It was estimated that Frederic Fagnoul was importing an estimated 50kg of cocaine on each flight from France.
# Gangs
'A game of cat and mouse': The struggle to stop drug smuggling in a neglected Spanish town
Members of the drug trafficking ring pointed to the unemployment rate in the province as a fuel for their criminal activity.
# Caught Out
Australian granny tricked into smuggling crystal meth escapes death penalty in Malaysia
The woman travelled to China to meet a man she met online, who then asked her to carry the drugs.
# Mexico
Drug probe after eight shark fishermen from the same family are massacred
Last week, the navy recovered 900 kg of cocaine floating off the coast.
# Narconomics
The reason some gang members are covered in tattoos - it makes perfect business sense
It’s much easier for cartel leaders to hang on to employees when they’re covered in ink.
# peru 2
"I'm not a bad person" - Michaella McCollum's first interview to air tonight
“I’ve forgotten the things that everybody takes for granted in life.”
# Biopic
Recaptured Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' wanted to make a film about himself
Joaquin Guzman had even contacted actresses and producers.
# Gatwick
Drug-smuggling baggage handler switched labels on innocent passengers' suitcases
The airport worker – along with three others – was jailed for smuggling almost a million euro worth of drugs.
# Netherlands
Gang used fake ambulances to smuggle heroin and cocaine worth €2.3 BILLION into UK
The elaborate 14-month scheme involved bogus “patients” and fake paramedic costumes.
# United States
The strange tale of the scuba diver and the underwater drug tunnel
US official: “Drug smugglers will try anything to move their product — even scuba diving in an underwater tunnel.”
# Bali Nine
Two Australian drug smugglers are to be executed by firing squad
Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the so-called “Bali Nine” drug smuggling gang, were woken and given a few minutes to get ready.
# Smuggling
Kildare man's privacy was not violated when he signed for cocaine addressed to fake diplomat
The package was sent to “Tony Tuto, Honorary Consul of the Republic of South Africa”.
# hang sangwidges
Man caught trying to smuggle drugs in a ham and cheese sandwich
Are you sure you don’t want this sandwich, Father? There’s cocaine in it!
# Drug smuggling
'Peru 2' may soon be one as Reid's parents pay to bring her home
Reid’s parents have reportedly paid £3,500 so she can apply for a prison transfer and serve her sentence in Scotland, leaving her Northern Irish friend behind in Peru.
# Michaella McCollum Connolly
Michaella co-accused to plead guilty - reports
A guilty plea would ensure Melissa Reid a shorter sentence.
# Drugs
Over €240,000 worth of drugs seized at Dublin Airport
In three separate seizures, large quantities of cocaine and Methamphetamine were seized and two people were arrested.
# Drugs
Ireland has one of highest rates of cocaine use in Europe - report
The report also suggests Ireland is an entry point for Moroccan cannabis resin into Europe.
# Death Sentence
British grandmother gets death sentence for drugs in Indonesia
An Indonesian court has sentenced Lindsay Sandiford, 56, to death for smuggling cocaine worth $2.5 million into the resort island of Bali.
# Jay Z
Jay Z's "99 Problems" broken down by law professor
The law professor uses the song to illustrate the legal dos and don’ts of drug smuggling.
# Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia beheads five people for murder, drug smuggling
Four Saudi citizens and one Syrian national have been executed, according to Saudi authorities.
# Cannabis
Cannabis swallowers arrested at Dublin Airport
Five people have been arrested for ingesting €60,000 worth of cannabis resin and bringing it into the country.
# China
South African woman executed in China
Janice Bronwyn Linden was executed after being convicted for smuggling drugs into China – despite an appeal for clemency from the South African president.
# Drugs
In pictures: Huge drug smuggling tunnel discovered between US and Mexico
The 600-yard tunnel 30ft underground was equipped with lighting, ventilation and rails for carts.
# Drugs
Sniffer dog makes €1million cannabis find at Dublin Port
The drug was concealed in food tins inside a shipping container.
# Brazil
Irish man charged with drug smuggling at Brazil airport
An image has been released of 72 cocaine packages allegedly inside the man’s stomach.