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2009-06-03 07:30:00

LAS VEGAS, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On June 12, Shared Hope International will launch its End Demand: Kids Are Not for Sale National awareness campaign with a rally and candlelight vigil in Las Vegas. Several cities across the United States will join the Las Vegas event via satellite to amplify the issue to a national level. The campaign kick-off coincides with the release of Shared Hope's National Report Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: America's Prostituted Children featuring the...

2009-05-15 15:06:56

Authorities in Houston said a teenager smuggled into the country from Guatemala was found dead by family members arriving to greet him. Police said the family members received a phone call at about 3 p.m. Thursday from a woman who said the 15-year-old was in the country and needed to be picked up at Arthur Storey Park in Houston, the Houston Chronicle reported Friday. They were told that he was dehydrated and they needed to bring water, police Sgt. Colin Howard said. Howard said the family...

2009-04-01 17:57:00

CIGARETTES HAD A STREET VALUE OF OVER $3 MILLION NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald B. Turk, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) New York office today announced the arrests of two (2) individuals who purchased untaxed cigarettes from ATF while also selling ATF counterfeit New York State/City Tax Stamps. Guang Ming Wang, age 58 and his son, Feishan Wang, age 30, both residents of Queens, were arrested by ATF Agents...

2009-03-06 11:07:46

A pregnant woman was carrying 73 bags of heroin hidden in her waistband when she and a companion were pulled over in Delaware, police allege. Police said Shawnett Backus, 31, was arrested Wednesday after a routine traffic stop near Wilmington led to the alleged discovery of six bags of heroin between the seats of the vehicle in which she was a passenger, The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal reported Thursday. A police officer searched the vehicle after the vehicle's driver, Jeron Johnson, 27,...

2008-10-18 21:00:02

Nevada officials discontinued an Amber Alert on Saturday for a Las Vegas boy allegedly kidnapped by drug dealers because his grandfather owes them money. Sgt. Tom Wagner of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said that the investigation into 6-year-old Cole Puffinburger's kidnapping is active, with police executing search warrants and looking for three persons of interest, one of them identified as a Mexican national named Jesus Gastelum, ABC News reported. But he said that traffic to the...

2008-09-22 08:15:00

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp Cologne - Within the framework of the so far largest operation against money smuggling, German customs officers confiscated in one week 5.5 million euros that were to be smuggled abroad. The Customs Office of Criminal Investigation announced this in Cologne on Sunday (21 September), thereby confirming a report by the news magazine Focus. According to the data, 800 customs agents had shut down the border in the direction of the tax...

2008-09-11 12:00:33

By Gemma Fraser, THE city's education leader has promised to look again at closing a city primary school by Christmas. At a heated public meeting at Bonnington Primary, parents appealed to education bosses to keep the school open until the end of the school year at least. The council is proposing to close the Leith school by Christmas and is in the process of a public consultation, with the final decision to be taken at a full council meeting in November. Education chiefs are also...

2008-09-04 21:00:24

An elevator mechanic at Los Angeles International Airport has been charged with smuggling illegal immigrants into the United States, officials said. The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that Roberto Amaya Canchola, 53, is accused of leading illegal immigrants out of an airport terminal before they were inspected by federal authorities. Canchola, who was arrested at the airport Aug. 23, is believed to have smuggled in at least 15 illegal immigrants, the newspaper reported. "We don't...

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2008-09-04 11:25:00

A U.S. agency said on Thursday that cocaine and methamphetamine use among young adults declined significantly last year while abuse of prescription pain drugs increased. Cocaine use declined by one-quarter and methamphetamine use by one-third while about one in five young adults last year acknowledged illicit drug use within the previous month. However, illicit drug use among those aged 55 to 59 more than doubled, to 4.1 percent in 2007 from the previous year, according to the report from the...

2008-08-02 09:00:08

A tunnel used to smuggle goods into Gaza from Egypt has collapsed, killing at least five people and injuring 16, Palestinian sources say. CNN reported Saturday that the tunnel was near Rafah and is one of many that have been dug to get around Egyptian government blockades of Gaza border crossings, imposed after the militant group Hamas gained control of the territory.