California AG Becerra Sues U.S. Postal Service Over Cigarettes Smuggled By MailCalifornia and New York City sued the U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday to stop tens of thousands of cigarette packages from being mailed from foreign countries to U.S. residents.
Former Oakland Airport Baggage Handler Sentenced For Role In Marijuana Smuggling PlotA former baggage handler at Oakland International Airport was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to 2 ½ years in prison for his part in a plot to smuggle marijuana grown in Northern California to at least 10 other states.
Man Accused Of Smuggling Electronics To Russia Faces Charges In SF Federal CourtA Russian-born Estonian citizen has been extradited to face charges in federal court in San Francisco of illegally buying specialized microelectronic components and smuggling them to Russia.
US: Vet Implanted Heroin In Puppies For Colombia Drug RingA veterinarian accused of implanting liquid heroin in puppies for a Colombian drug trafficking ring is now in custody in New York.
Smuggling Ring Shipping Stolen Electronics To Vietnam BustedEight suspects were in custody Wednesday and $2 million in property stolen from vehicles in shopping centers along the I-880 corridor recovered in the bust of an international smuggling ring.
Airport Screeners at Bay Area Airports Busted for Working with SmugglersSome TSA screeners at Bay Area airports have been busted for working with drug smugglers and FBI agents fear screeners could easily turn a blind eye to explosives.
Drones Dropping Drugs, Contraband Into NorCal PrisonsDrones are becoming a growing concern among jail guards. That’s because people may try to use them to smuggle in drugs.
California Man Charged With Smuggling Rifle Parts To Syrian RebelsProsecutors say chief executive of a California check cashing business indicted on charges of smuggling rifle parts to rebels in Syria.
SoCal Man Arrested For Smuggling Live King Cobras In Potato Chip CansA Monterey Park man faces charges Wednesday of smuggling three live king cobras hidden in potato chip canisters into the country from Hong Kong.
9 Die In Immigrant-Smuggling Attempt In Sweltering TruckAt least 9 people died after being crammed into the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in Texas.
Ex-SFO Security Screener Who Let Drugs Pass Through Gets PrisonA former security screener at San Francisco International Airport was sentenced to federal prison Wednesday for her role in a cocaine smuggling conspiracy.
$15M Drug Smuggling Crackdown In California Prisons Gets Mixed ResultsThe $15 million spent by California to thwart prison drug smuggling has generated mixed results, researchers found, as increasingly creative smugglers turned to tricks like concealing methamphetamine in a bar of soap or heroin under postage stamps.
Amber Heard Set To Return To Australia To Star In 'Aquaman'Heard appears set to return to Australia's Gold Coast to star in the DC Comics blockbuster movie "Aquaman" a year after she was convicted in the same tourist town of smuggling her pet Yorkshire terriers...
3 Arrested, Deputy Injured In Drug Smuggling Boat Bust Off San Mateo County CoastThree people were taken into custody after the Coast Guard intercepted a panga boat believed to be involved in narcotics smuggling near Año Nuevo State Park early Sunday morning.
SoCal Woman Allegedly Smuggled Heroin, Cellphones To Friend On Death RowA Los Angeles woman is in a Bay Area jail for allegedly trying to sneak cellphones and heroin into San Quentin to a friend on death row.