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That's some drug habit: Women dressed as nuns attempt to smuggle 4lb of cocaine under religious robes

Three women have been arrested after attempting to smuggle drugs on to a Caribbean island while disguised as nuns.

Interpol is hunting the Turkish surgeon Yusuf Sonmez, ‘Dr Frankenstein’, who fled detention in Istanbul

Kosovo organ trafficking scandal widens

EU prosecutors to  investigate if key government figures were involved

Tobacco lobby told Government: branding ban will cost you millions

Department of Health civil servants met lobbyists from the cigarette manufacturer Imperial Tobacco before the Government shelved proposals to introduce plain packaging laws this week, it can be revealed.

Facebook agrees to ban clips showing decapitation following public pressure

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British woman Lindsay Sandiford has been sentenced to death

'I'd rather face firing squad than stay in prison', says British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford sentenced to death in Bali for trafficking £1.6m of cocaine

'I don't want to get old and decrepit in here...at least a bullet is quick,' says Lindsay Sandiford

British woman Lindsay Sandiford has been sentenced to death

Lindsay Sandiford: British grandmother facing death sentence in Bali has appeal refused

William Hague argued that the death penalty is 'unwarranted'

Mohammed Karrar (centre) denied trafficking vulnerable teens for sex

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Mohammed Karrar also denied trafficking vulnerable teens

Girl consented to sex, says defendant as he denies trafficking

A defendant in the trial of an alleged sex gang has admitted having sex with one of his accusers, but insisted it was consensual. Giving evidence today, Mohammed Karrar denied "lying through his teeth" as he said allegations he raped and trafficked teenage girls for sex over a period of around five years were false.

Alberto Fujimori, right, with his daughter, Keiko

Peru: Fujimori’s son linked to drug-trafficking inquiry

The congressman son of the jailed former President, Alberto Fujimori, is at the centre of a drug-trafficking storm after being linked to cocaine with a street value of £1.6m recently discovered in a port warehouse.

A photograph issued by the UK Border Agency of seven stowaways who were stopped from entering Britain after being found in a tiny purpose-built hideaway inside a van at the Port of Calais

Jammed in tiny hideaway, seven UK-bound stowaways found in van at Calais

Seven stowaways were stopped from entering Britain after being found in a tiny purpose-built hideaway inside a van at the port of Calais.

British tourists 'released after being kidnapped in Egypt'

Two British tourists have been released after being briefly held by kidnappers in Egypt, reports say.

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