Tag: Smuggling

Pork Tamales seized (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Customs Seizes, Destroys 450 Illegal Pork Tamales

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized and destroyed 450 illegal pork tamales from an airline passenger arriving at LAX from Mexico on November 2. The passenger was also caught lying about the contents of his luggage.

AP Photo/Bastian Parschau

Questions Remain Following Greece’s Seizure of Shotgun Cargo to Libya

On September 1, a special unit of the Greek coast guard intercepted an old Bolivian-flagged freighter called Haddad 1 off the coast of Crete. The ship, bound from Turkey for the Libyan port of Misrata, proved to be carrying nearly 5,000 urban combat shotguns of Turkish manufacture and 500,000 rounds of 9mm ammunition.