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Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Heroin smuggling into India from Afghanistan and Pakistan has increased over the last two years with West Africans often arrested as carriers, says a new State Department report. “This trend may continue as the border between Pakistan and India opens up to increasing commerce and travel,” warns the 2009 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report released Friday by Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs David T. Johnson. Although there have been fewer large seizures over the past year, the number of smaller seizures associated with couriers ...
of the items being smuggled. Examples of non-financial motivations include bringing banned items past a security checkpoint (such as airline security ) or the removal of classified documents from a government or corporate office. Smuggling in literature is a common trope or theme, from Bizet 's Carmen to the James Bond book (and later film) Diamonds are Forever .
Netanyahu to Visit White House July 6 for Talks with Obama
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to travel to Washington for talks with President Obama July 6, during which the two leaders are expected to discuss progress on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and other bilateral security issues. Netanyahu's upcoming trip will be his fifth White House visit since taking office in March 2009. Netanyahu originally planned to meet with Obama June 1, but postponed it in order to deal with the aftermath of a May 31 Israeli operation to prevent an illegal flotilla from reaching Gaza. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was also in Washington June 9 for a ... market research, surveys and trends
CBR Weapons and WMD Terrorism News, June 25, 2010
"Thus it is said that one who knows the enemy and knows himself will not be endangered in a hundred engagements."                            Sun Tzu, The Art of War. Underground terror[ism] threat [Burkholderia pseudomallei] "A deadly terrorist weapon could be buried in the backyards of Darwin's northern suburbs, United States scientists fear. US authorities say melioidosis - commonly known as Nightcliff Gardeners Disease - is [caused by] a potential bioterror[ism] threat. The US ... market research, surveys and trends


Fight Against Immigrant Smuggling Follows Money Trail ...
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The in-bond system allows merchandise not intended for entry into U.S. commerce to transit the Unites States. In-bond movements allowed under U.S. law are valuable to the trade community since they help alleviate port congestion and facilitate trade by allowing importers to move cargo more efficiently. Merchandise may move without duties or taxes being paid because it is moving under a bond that provides for liquidated damages if the conditions of the bond are not met.  In-bond movements are as follows: Immediate Transportation, which allows freight to move to an inland port of the importer’s choosing for ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Censored: Indigenous Rattle News and Corporate Cages in Bolivia
The news from the Bolivia Climate Summit is too hot for most newspapers, including those in and around Indian country in the US and Canada By Brenda Norrell Photo by Michelle Cook, Navajo The bottom line of real climate change is that it is being censored and distorted in the news. I've been busy trying to give away articles on the Native American delegations to the Bolivia Climate Conference. As far as I can tell, none of the newspapers in and around Indian country published the articles. This is unusual. Normally newspapers are anxious to publish articles on local people involved in newsworthy events, especially when they ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
The Dubai-based businessman who helped capture Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie
It was during the early 1970s in Peru that John Schneider-Merck, a keen adventurer and import-export businessman, first ran across a suspicious-looking fellow who called himself Klaus Altmann. �I used to come down from the Andes mountains to visit the city and along the way I would stop at a German friend�s house for a drink,� says Schneider-Merck, who has lived in Dubai since 1976. �This man Altmann was always hanging around.� Altmann turned out to be Klaus Barbie, the infamous head of the Gestapo in Lyon during the Second World War. Schneider-Merck said he contacted the Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal after ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


“All imported product enters the market via Dubai to the southern ports of Iran or through ... That said, given the attention BAT paid to existing smuggling routes, .... The [Pakistani] Commerce Minister was openly smoking Dunhill, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
3 charged with smuggling technology to Iran
LOS ANGELES - Three men have been charged in a conspiracy to ship items from the United States to Iran, in violation of U.S. sanctions imposed on that country and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). An indictment returned by a federal grand jury December 30, 2009, charges Jiraiir Avanessian, 56, of Glendale, Calif., and Farhoud Masoumian, 42, of Tehran, Iran, with multiple violations related to a conspiracy to violate IEEPA and the Iranian trade embargo, including smuggling, money laundering and other crimes. Avanessian was arrested Monday at his Glendale residence. An arrest warrant has been issued for ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Smuggling Wars: Law Enforcement and Law Evasion in a Changing World
border military threats or imposing tariffs on cross-border commerce and are, instead, more concerned about .... in the case of intellectual property and pornography via the internet) has ... cocaine that enters the country from Mexico is smuggled through ..... in Carl E. Prince and Mollie Keller, The U.S. Customs ...
Amazon Fires Colorado Affiliates
Colorado joined New York and North Carolina with an ill conceived plan to collect taxes on Internet sales and has just put a bunch of their constituents out of business or seriously dented their income. In response to recent legislation in Colorado (HB 10-1193), has sent a letter to its affiliates in Colorado informing them that the on-line sales giant will no longer be advertising through businesses in the state that that make money by referring buyers. [ ...] You would think in a downturn economy that Colorado would be sensitive to the needs of the people earning off Amazon, who in turn do pay ...
why should shannon airport be allowed to pre-clear US business ...
This year Shannon will be allowed by Homeland Security to clear business aircraft as if they were being cleared in the US. That means an aircraft can go to Shannon and then land anywhere inb the US. The US customs hates the idea as they feel they have no control over the aircraft. The pasengers are another matter. And further, the one can expect very long delays in being cleared as west bound traffic will have to wait along wioth East bound traffic. Estimates call for more than 500 aircraft a day. Talk about being stacked-up. We can all thank Mike Chertoff and deal he got from the Iroish Gov. Yea. Here is a much narrower scope. ...