Humanitarian crisis in Yemen & other topics – Daily Briefing (1 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Yemen – Libya – Burundi – Middle East – Latin America and the Caribbean – Women and the Global Ceasefire Efforts – World Health Organization – Ebola – Resident Coordinators YEMEN  Tomorrow, the Secretary-General will be addressing the opening of a high-level virtual pledging … Read more Humanitarian crisis in Yemen & other topics – Daily Briefing (1 June 2020)

Sudan gold, fuel smuggling costs hundreds of millions annually

Gold and fuel smuggling costs resource-rich Sudan hundreds of millions of dollars a year. A new report by financial watchdog group Global Financial Integrity(GFI) has revealed the extent of mismanagement in those sectors and its impact on the economy. Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan reports from Khartoum. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more Sudan gold, fuel smuggling costs hundreds of millions annually

Exclusive: Investigating how North Korean fishermen plunder foreign waters

In this exclusive 35-minute documentary, we expose a massive and unknown fish smuggling and supply network in the Pacific Ocean. Every year, an armada of North Korean ghost ships invade the waters of the Russian Far East and Japan. From Vladivostok to North Korea, via China, our reporter Elena Volochine investigated the illegal fishing networks … Read more Exclusive: Investigating how North Korean fishermen plunder foreign waters

‘All weapons we sell are from the US’: Smuggling guns into Mexico | Talk to Al Jazeera

The attack on October 17, 2019, shocked Mexico. The Sinaloa drug cartel – one of the country’s largest and most powerful criminal organisations – took over the streets of the northern city of Culiacan with a devastating array of high powered weaponry. From machine guns to AK-47 assault rifles, the rival gangs were armed to … Read more ‘All weapons we sell are from the US’: Smuggling guns into Mexico | Talk to Al Jazeera

Ukrainian border forces raid face mask smuggling operation during coronavirus pandemic

Ukraine’s border guard service say they have seized 300,000 medical masks and respirators being smuggled out of the country. They raided an outlet in the Ukrainian state of Kharkiv and apprehended the suspects who are believed to have been selling medical masks and respirators at artificially low prices. The Ukrainian government put a ban on … Read more Ukrainian border forces raid face mask smuggling operation during coronavirus pandemic

Libya celebrates its revolution – but a second civil war is now raging

EU foreign ministers have agreed to launch new sea patrols in the Mediterranean to try to enforce an arms embargo in war-torn Libya. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) The announcement comes on the ninth anniversary of Libya’s revolution, but it’s too soon to say whether the EU’s first deployment to prevent the conflict will stop the fighting or … Read more Libya celebrates its revolution – but a second civil war is now raging

Bangladeshis in India fear deportation, spike in border smuggling

Many say a climate of hostility towards Muslims has been growing since the new citizenship law came into effect. It gives priority to non-Muslim immigrants from neighbouring countries. Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith has more from the Bangladeshi side of the border with India. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish … Read more Bangladeshis in India fear deportation, spike in border smuggling

Renae Lawrence pleads for reduced sentences for remaining Bali 9 prisoners | 7.30

Renae Lawrence was 28 when she became embroiled in what would become the infamous drug smuggling Bali Nine. Now 42, she is trying to make a new life back in Australia and is pleading with the Indonesian President to reduce the sentences of the remaining Bali Nine prisoners. For more from ABC News, click here: … Read more Renae Lawrence pleads for reduced sentences for remaining Bali 9 prisoners | 7.30

The Saga of the Kidnapped Bookseller of Hong Kong | The Listening Post (Feature)

For more than 20 years, Lam Wing-kee owned Causeway Bay Books in Hong Kong. The store not only specialised in literature critical of the Chinese Communist Party and the private lives of Beijing’s ruling elite, but perfected the art of smuggling those books – which are banned in China – onto the mainland. His work … Read more The Saga of the Kidnapped Bookseller of Hong Kong | The Listening Post (Feature)

US Border patrol uncover longest drug tunnel ever

Drug smuggling tunnel (over 1 km, or ¾ of a mile) starts in Tijuana, Mexico, and travels underground into San Diego County, California. Beeping alarm warns of low oxygen level inside Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter … Read more US Border patrol uncover longest drug tunnel ever

Australian Federal Police Give Indonesian Police Three Patrol Boats

The Australian Federal Police have given the Indonesian police three patrol boats to aid in the joint efforts to curb people smuggling in the Asia Pacific region. The Minister for Home Affairs and Justice Brendan O’Connor presented the 16-metre aluminium hull boats, which are equipped for high-level surveillance. Night vision equipment and infra-red spotlights allow the … Read more Australian Federal Police Give Indonesian Police Three Patrol Boats

“Smugglers” Episode 1, 5th April 2011 on ITV1

This addictive series follows border patrol and customs staff as they try to stem the tide of illegal drugs imports into the UK as well as police duty evasion. The unbelievable scale of drugs smuggling and illegal cigarette imports make for riveting viewing. See how drug smugglers engineer special vehicles, compartments and hiding places for … Read more “Smugglers” Episode 1, 5th April 2011 on ITV1