smuggling

Good Samaritans helped thousands at sea

When Sean Binder arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos in October 2017, the migrant crisis facing Europe had changed from a temporary emergency to a long-term political reality. While the number of crossings had dropped dramatically since 2015, deaths at sea remained high, and those surviving the journey were fa

Human smuggling undeterred by wall

Efforts by the Trump administration to secure portions of the 1,933-mile long US-Mexico border with reinforced physical barriers have done little to deter the lucrative business of human smuggling, law enforcement sources told CNN.

Why pregnant Chinese women are smuggling their blood

Custom officers stopped the middle-aged woman because of her strange, lumbering gait. They searched her and found vials of blood stashed in her bra, according to an official statement. Each one was labeled with a pregnant woman's name from China.

Coast Guard nabs $350 million in cocaine

The Coast Guard seized 26,000 pounds of cocaine worth $350 million in several operations in the eastern Pacific Ocean, including one involving a high-speed chase at sea with suspected drug smugglers.