Lucrative Overseas Black Market Fueling Rampant Laptop Thefts In Bay AreaThe rise in laptop thefts at public locations in the Bay Area is connected to a lucrative overseas black market for such devices, according to Santa Clara County law enforcement officials.
San Leandro Police Seize Over 2,000 Pounds Of Illegal FireworksSan Leandro Police seized more than 2,000 pounds of illegal fireworks that they believe were destined for the black market.
Arsenal Of Suspected Black Market Rifles Seized In Santa ClaraSanta Clara police seized assault rifles, a suppressor and thousands of rounds of ammunition allegedly up for sale on the black market.
Breast Milk Sold Online Can Be Tainted With Cow's Milk, Study ShowsThe Internet is a resource for just about anything including a place to purchase human breast milk. A new study shows some of the milk sold online can contain cow's milk and previous studies have shown high-levels of potentially dangerous bacteria.
Black Market Bars Selling Booze Popping Up In Bay Area Homes, GaragesIt looks like any other house on the block, but inside police say it’s the modern day version of a speakeasy, selling something called summer coolers.
Programmer Accused Of Running Online Black Market Silk Road 2.0 Arrested In San Francisco26-year-old Blake Benthall has agreed to be transferred in custody to New York to face multiple charges for allegedly running the Silk Road 2.0 underground website.
San Francisco Ivory Demand Helping Drive Slaughter Of African ElephantsSan Francisco is the second-largest market in the country for ivory trinkets.
President Obama Enacts Ocean Preserve, Marking Win For EnvironmentalistsVowing to protect fragile marine life, President Barack Obama acted Tuesday to create the world’s largest ocean preserve by expanding a national monument his predecessor established in waters thousands of miles from the American mainland.
Conservation Group Claims Google Helping Fuel Illegal Ivory Trade AbroadA conservation group claims that Google has something in common with illicit ivory traders in China and Thailand: It says the Internet search giant is helping to fuel a dramatic surge in ivory demand.
Deal With Telecom Firm Could Curb California Prison Cell Phone Black MarketWith black market cell phones helping some of California’s most dangerous criminals stay connected to the outside world, corrections officials have announced a plan to block illegal cell phone calls by inmates.
Two Accused Of Counterfeiting SF Muni Transfer TicketsFollowing a CBS 5 investigation, two suspects are charged with orchestrating a counterfeiting operation that was costing the SFMTA thousands of dollars a week.
Black Market Selling Illegal Muni Transfer TicketsStreet sellers run a brisk business at commuter hubs all over San Francisco, a black market that sells Muni tickets for half the regular $2 fare.