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US coast guards catch Bahamian smuggler

A BAHAMIAN drug smuggler was found hiding in a boat containing 132 pounds of cocaine in waters off Miami, Florida.

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RBDF targets new ways to tackle smugglers

THE ROYAL Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) yesterday announced the development of a comprehensive programme to decentralise their operations in a bid to combat human smuggling.

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13 suspected human and drug smugglers caught after joint operation

THIRTEEN suspected human and drug smugglers were apprehended on Friday off West End, Grand Bahama in a joint Royal Bahamas Defence Force and Bahamas Immigration Department operation. One Bahamian and 12 nationals from the Caribbean, South America, a

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Two Bahamians held among migrants stopped by Customs

TWO Bahamians were among a group of migrants apprehended by US Customs and Border Protection officials on Thursday.

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Families seek answers over missing trio

THE families of three men are demanding answers from the police on the disappearance of their relatives who Bahamians were trying to smuggle into the United States by way of Grand Bahama.

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Major haul of guns seized

FREEPORT – Following a major firearm seizure in Exuma, a Bahamas Customs official expressed concerns about the new smuggling techniques that are being employed by gun smugglers in the Bahamas.

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Human trafficking is a 'difficult issue' for police

HUMAN trafficking has been a “difficult” issue for the Royal Bahamas Police Force, but Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade says they remained determined in their pursuit of smugglers who put people’s lives at risk.

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Friends of convicted drug smuggler appeal for leniency

FAMILY and friends of convicted drug smuggler Austin Knowles are appealing for leniency in his sentencing after he pleaded guilty to a 2002 conspiracy and drug trafficking scheme.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Rest in peace to the king of Blow

GEORGE Jung, the marijuana turned cocaine smuggler whose exploits included several jaunts through The Bahamas and served as the inspiration for the biopic Blow in 2001, has died at the age of 78.

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Gov't urged: Reduce 200% tobacco taxes

A MAJOR importer believes the high 200 per cent tariff on tobacco imports is encouraging smugglers, telling Tribune Business that while proper controls were necessary the Government should look at reducing the tax rate.

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ARRESTS SOAR AS SMUGGLERS ADAPT: Huge jump in migrants caught despite effort to slip through our waters

COMMODORE Raymond King says migrant apprehensions in The Bahamas increased by 456 percent in 2021 when compared with the previous year, while revealing that the Royal Bahamas Defence Force is faced with “people  smugglers” who have resorted to more advanced tactics to evade authorities.

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$20m hanger to help catch drug smugglers

By KHRISNA VIRGIL

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Mitchell speaks out against smugglers

IMMIGRATION Minister Fred Mitchell yesterday charged that the government was prepared to go to war against human smugglers and sympathisers in its bid to break a criminal enterprise that has facilitated a relentless “invasion” of illegal immigrants.

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National security not compromised by strike

NATIONAL SECURITY is at risk! Unskilled Defence Force officers are manning immigration stations at the airport, exposing the country to "terrorists and smugglers!"

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Cracking down on criminals

EDITOR, The Tribune.

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Concerns over increased drug traffic between Haiti and Bahamas

THE Bahamas was a prominent feature in a newly published United States narcotics report that cited concerns of increased drug trafficking connections between the Bahamas and Haiti.

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UPDATED: Ten-year court battle ends as Knowles extradited to Florida

ALLEGED drug smuggler Austin Knowles was extradited to the United States Friday afternoon to face charges there, ending a more than decade-long court battle fighting against removal from this country.

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Train the RBDF

US Embassy donates new harbour patrol craft - boat trailer, etc…this is a US global policy, big deal, they do it all round the world.

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The right way to make money

THERE has been much talk of late about boosting revenue collection and generation, no doubt spurred on by pressure from international credit rating institutions to address our considerable national deficit.

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$25m cocaine smugglers say officer aided them

TWO Venezuelan men who were caught trying to smuggle $25m worth of cocaine into the country last week were sentenced to five years in prison yesterday.

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