Human and Drug Trafficking Scenario Analysis

April 18, 2019

Guatemalan presidential candidate arrested in Miami in drug-trafficking plot

SITUATION A Guatemalan presidential candidate was arrested in Miami on Wednesday and charged with an elaborate plot to use drug cartel money to win the election and assassinate rivals, according to U.S. officials, two months before voters head to the polls. Mario Estrada, a candidate of the center-right National Change...

 

April 12, 2019

Melbourne : Flight attendant jailed for smuggling heroin in uniform

SITUATION A Malaysia Airlines flight attendant has been jailed for smuggling heroin into Melbourne in a "clumsily executed" operation in which he tried to conceal wrapped blocks of the drug under his uniform, causing unusual bulges. Former cabin crew member Fariq Aqbal Omar carried the heroin onboard a flight from...

 

April 11, 2019

Dozens arrested in US sex trafficking sting operation

SITUATION Dozens of people were arrested in a sex trafficking sting operation coinciding with a major US sports tournament, and 28 alleged victims were rescued, police said. These sex trafficking arrests resulted from an investigation conducted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), with assistance from the following agencies: ...

 

April 10, 2019

Owner of US-Canada border inn charged with helping 7 people to enter Canada illegally

SITUATION Robert Joseph Boulé, the proprietor of a U.S. border-town bed and breakfast has been charged with 21 counts under the Immigration Act for "inducing, aiding or abetting" seven people who attempted to illegally enter Canada. Boulé owns Smuggler's Inn in Blaine, Wash. It is located just meters away from the...

 

April 10, 2019

Massive Seize by Singapore : 26 tons of endangered animal pangolin's scales found

SITUATION Singapore has made the largest seizure of scales in its history. Endangered pangolins are the world's most trafficked mammal. Authorities have seized around 26 tons of pangolin scales belonging to around 38,000 of the endangered species over five days, authorities said Wednesday. In the latest seizure, customs officials on...