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2010-10-07 15:36:00

ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a statement issued today, the National Troopers Coalition asked a special tobacco scientific advisory panel (TPSAC) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to comply with its mandate to study whether a possible ban of menthol cigarettes would significantly increase smuggling of contraband tobacco. In a statement from Michael Edes, Chairman of the National Troopers Coalition, Chairman Edes stated, "Tobacco smuggling is a serious problem...

2010-09-30 17:05:10

In two landmark studies published today in the journal Drug Testing and Analysis (DTA), UK and Swiss research teams reveal two techniques proven to identify dissolved cocaine in bottles of wine or rum. These tools will allow customs officials to quickly identify bottles being used to smuggle cocaine, without the need to open or disturb the container. Cocaine is among the most common drugs of abuse and a large number of imaginative techniques of smuggling cocaine through border controls have...

2010-09-28 13:00:00

View Hidden Cameras 3: http://cis.org/Videos/HiddenCameras3 WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Center for Immigration Studies released the third film in a series, "Hidden Cameras on the Arizona Border 3: A Day in the Life of a Drug Smuggler," at an event hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies and Women in Homeland Security. This is the Center's National Security Director Janice Kephart's third web-based border film, this time focusing on drug cartel travel...

2010-08-24 07:15:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- If protecting the American borders from terrorists and instruments of terror sounds like a job for you, you're in luck. The job is not only open, it's part of an active recruitment program by the Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) that is accepting applicants for U.S. Border Patrol Agents for the Southwest Border, specifically South Texas, West Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. The CBP, under which the...

2010-08-18 14:06:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 10+ million people live in the U.S. illegally. From the controversial border fence to controversial immigration laws, illegal immigration is hotly debated. For those responsible for securing our borders, protecting our nation goes beyond politics, as they intercept daily an illicit flow of narcotics, money and weapons. The risks have never been higher, with the violent Mexican drug wars a stone's throw from U.S. soil and...

2010-08-05 15:25:00

Environment groups name two kingpins in illegal international trade LONDON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Telapak today (August 5, 2010) name two of the kingpins in Indonesia profiteering from the hugely lucrative international trade in stolen timber. In the new report Rogue Traders: The Murky Business of Merbau Timber Smuggling in Indonesia, London-based EIA and Indonesian group Telapak identify businessmen Ricky Gunawan and Hengky...

2010-08-05 09:34:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Coalition for Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, including the U.S. wire garment hangers industry, have been working closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to identify instances of illegal evasion of U.S. trade laws. Today, the Coalition is able to announce that an importer of steel wire garment hangers has been arrested and charged with fraud,...

2010-07-20 07:33:00

CARY, N.C., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry leading new media marketing firm, Triangle Direct Media (TDM) (http://www.triangledirectmedia.com), teamed up with the non-profit organization SCTNow (http://www.sctnow.org), to help increase their organic search engine rankings in an effort to spread SCTNow's message to combat the modern-day slavery practice of child trafficking. TDM worked with SCTNow to distribute informational articles, press releases, and online educational content for...

2010-07-14 16:30:00

Asks FDA For Thorough Study by Experts SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expressing a "heightened concern" about an un-elected regulatory agency that may enact a ban on currently lawful products, the Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) asked the Food and Drug Administration to assure a thorough study by qualified experts of the ramifications on the illegal tobacco trade if menthol cigarettes are outlawed. LEAA Executive Director James J. Fotis repeated earlier...

2010-06-16 07:00:00

WOODBRIDGE, N.J., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelligent Security Systems, an industry leader in video management and image analytic software, announced today that it has responded to a problem with contraband smuggling in prisons throughout the United States, South America, and Europe. With its comprehensive security system, the company has deployed Facial Capture and Recognition (FCR) and License Plate Recognition (LPR), and various kinds of video surveillance systems in prisons throughout...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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