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SMUGGLING

Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 26, 2019
Office of Tokyo pachinko operator searched over casino bribery scandal
Prosecutors searched the office of a pachinko chain operator in Tokyo on Thursday in connection with a bribery scandal involving a plan for a casino resort.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 26, 2019
Two men sent to prosecutors over suspected smuggling of exotic lizards into Japan
Two men were referred to prosecutors Tuesday on suspicion of smuggling into Japan two rare perentie lizards, a protected species under the Washington Convention, police said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 26, 2019
Illicit trade of Southeast Asian otters via social networking sites on the rise
Social media is increasingly being used as a means of smuggling endangered otters, and Thai authorities say this is making it difficult to crack down on secret networks.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Nov 22, 2019
Sixteen migrants found in sealed container on France-to-Ireland ferry
The crew of a passenger ferry traveling to Ireland from France discovered 16 migrants stowed aboard in a sealed trailer on Thursday, a spokesman for the vessel's Swedish operator Stena Line said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 15, 2019
158 kg of meth bound for Japan seized in Thailand
A 44-year-old Thai man was arrested Thursday after 158 kg of methamphetamine were seized from treadmills bound for Japan, according to Thai authorities.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 8, 2019
Japanese former city assemblyman handed life term for drug smuggling in China
A 76-year-old former Japanese municipal assemblyman was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a court in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou for smuggling drugs, his attorney said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 8, 2019
Record 400 kg of cocaine worth ¥8 billion seized at Kobe port last month, sources say
A record 400 kilograms of cocaine was seized by customs authorities in October at Kobe port, investigative sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2019
Amid boom in Japan, ban on trading endangered otters set to take effect
Amid booming demand for them as pets in Japan, a ban on the international commercial trade of endangered otters found in Southeast Asia will take effect later this month to protect the animals, which are affected by habitat loss and smuggling.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 31, 2019
Migrant cash can buy palace in Vietnam's 'Billionaire Village' but cost can be one's life
At least three of the 39 victims found in the back of a truck in Britain last week set off from Vietnam's "Billionaire Village" in search of their fortunes.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Oct 29, 2019
'Global ring' involved in smuggling 39 Vietnamese found dead in U.K. freight container, court told
A court heard on Monday that a global ring had been involved in smuggling the 39 people whose bodies were found in a truck near London, as the driver faced charges of manslaughter and people-trafficking.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Oct 28, 2019
'Grass' or 'VIP'? How rural Vietnamese make treacherous journey to Europe
For Vietnamese seeking to embark on the treacherous journey to a new life in Europe, a key question can be: "Grass" or "VIP"?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 20, 2019
China seizing more illegally trafficked ivory products from Japan, research shows
An increasing number of elephant ivory products illegally trafficked from Japan have been seized in China, following Beijing's closure of China's domestic market in 2017, recent research by a U.S. conservation group shows.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 30, 2019
Two Japanese lizard smugglers get prison time in Australia
Two Japanese men arrested last month for trying to smuggle lizards out of Australia have each been sentenced to five months in prison, according to the Australian Border Force.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 25, 2019
Japan's annual haul of young eels falls to lowest levels on record amid smuggling concerns
The domestic catch of juvenile eels for cultivation dropped this season to 3.7 tons, the lowest level since comparable data became available in 2003, Fisheries Agency data released earlier this month showed.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 9, 2019
Syringes found in desk of METI official in smuggling case suggest drug use at work, source says
A trade ministry official who was arrested last month on suspicion of attempting to smuggle a stimulant from the United States may have used drugs at his workplace, an investigative source said Thursday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 7, 2019
Hong Kong court sentences Japanese turtle smuggler to one year in prison
A 43-year-old Japanese man was sentenced to one year in prison by a Hong Kong court Tuesday for smuggling 60 endangered turtles from Japan last year.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 29, 2019
Japan trade ministry official arrested over alleged attempt to smuggle stimulant
Police say he sought to accept a shipment of illegal drugs via regular mail.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 25, 2019
More than 40 million people work in artisanal mining, digging precious ore by hand: report
More than 40 million people around the world work in artisanal and small-scale mining where minerals including gold, diamonds and cobalt are dug up often by hand, a report by the World Bank and development organization Pact said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 23, 2019
Japan to make carbon dating of ivory mandatory for trade, tightening controls on oft-criticized market
Japan will tighten controls on its internationally maligned ivory market in July, requiring dealers to prove via carbon dating that specimens were legally obtained, the Environment Ministry said Friday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 9, 2019
Japanese police arrest two men over attempt to bring wagyu cattle sperm into China
Police arrested two men Saturday on suspicion of trying to illegally bring fertilized eggs and sperm of wagyu cattle into China last year.

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