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Smugglers

15 Jul 2022
Smuggling is a huge part of the Iranian economy. All kinds of products change hands illegally in Iran, from contraband items like alcohol and satellite dishes, to washing machines, phones and car parts. However, little is known about these people who operate in the shadows. We're joined by Ershad Alijani from the FRANCE 24 Observers, who presents a special report on the issue.
26 Nov 2021
After a migrant boat capsized in the English Channel and claimed 27 lives, France's interior minister has called for help from abroad, saying most trying to cross the Channel start their journey from elsewhere in the EU.
15 Nov 2019
Smugglers have resumed their illegal trade through airports since the closure of Nigeria's land borders in August. Comptroller of Customs, Lagos airport command, Wale Adeniyi disclosed this after making some seizures.
7 Aug 2019
Migrants using traditional routes from Africa to Europe often fail to reach their destinations. Smugglers now offer new options, such as taking migrants to faraway countries by plane.
5 Jul 2019
Smugglers are turning to perilous routes through the desert, or even dumping those hoping to reach North Africa. DW visited the transit hub of Agadez where efforts are being made to rescue migrants lost in the Sahara.
27 Jun 2019
The smugglers were arrested at Kuala Lumpur's main airport after arriving from China with 5,255 red-eared terrapins. Malaysia has become a hub for wildlife trafficking in the past few years.
10 Jun 2019
Nigeria Police parades alleged int'l gun smugglers.
23 May 2019
Smugglers have continued to threaten the mental well being of Nigerians with their relentless importation of dangerous and prohibited drugs.
1 Apr 2019
We’re at war with smugglers sabotaging Nigeria’s self-sufficiency drive in rice production.
17 Sep 2017
Bashir Ama was a people smuggler in Agadez, a desert city in Niger known until recently as the people-smuggling capital of Africa. But conditions have changed, and Bashir Ama has opted to fund a football team instead.

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