from India Insight:

India negotiating to bring back stolen antiques: ASI

November 8, 2013

India plans to step up its efforts to bring back Indian artefacts from other countries after the recent repatriation of a 10th century “Yogini” stone sculpture from Paris.

from Photographers' Blog:

An underground photography mission

August 28, 2013

Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip

By Mohammed Salem

It was not easy to get in to the tunnels’ area on the Gaza-Egypt border. I had to make an enormous effort to obtain a permit from the Hamas-run interior ministry because there is a ban on photography in this area for apparent security reasons. Once I had the permit, I headed straight to the area where I was stopped at several police checkpoints before finally getting to one of the smuggling tunnels. It took me a few minutes to take in the area and see the real situation with my own eyes, not as it is described by others. Hundreds of tunnel entrances were covered by tents in an attempt to hide the location and Egyptian army tanks were close by, guarding the border.

from The Human Impact:

Smuggling of weapons-grade nuclear material unacceptable – former CIA officer

November 14, 2012

Rolf Mowatt-Larsson, currently a senior fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Center, served more than three years as director of intelligence and counter-intelligence at the U.S. Department of Energy and for 23 years as a Central Intelligence Agency officer in various posts.

from Environment Forum:

Suspected smuggler of rare Sumatran tigers arrested in Indonesia

March 15, 2011

wwfid-518Indonesian wildlife officials have arrested a suspected smuggler of critically endangered Sumatran tigers after a two-day stakeout, World Wildlife Fund reports. There are believed to be fewer than 400 of these rare big cats in the wild.

from Environment Forum:

Backyard tigers

October 20, 2010

ENVIRONMENT-TIGERS/Would you keep a tiger as a pet?

A puppy-sized tiger cub can be bought in the United States for as little as $200, and there are probably about 5,000 such backyard tigers across the country, about the same number of privately owned tigers in China, according to World Wildlife Fund.

from Environment Forum:

Tiger among fluffy toys shows extreme smuggling tricks

August 27, 2010

tigerThe drugged tiger cub (left) hidden among cuddly toys in a bag at Bangkok airport  ranks as one of the most bizarre smuggling tricks.

from Fan Fare:

Cameron Douglas girlfriend arrested for smuggling heroin in toothbrush

August 12, 2009

douglasCall them the Hollywood drug gang that couldn't shoot straight -- or get straight.

from India Insight:

Prohibition policy in Gujarat — a tragic farce?

July 12, 2009

More than 130 people died after consuming bootleg liquor in Gujarat last week.

While prohibition is in place in Gujarat, liquor is often smuggled in from neighbouring states and people are forced to buy it at inflated prices.