Increased Surveillance, Stiffer Penalties at Heart of Wildlife Trafficking Fight

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday the $90 million the United States recently committed  combat wildlife trafficking will pay for mutli-pronged program that includes increased surveillance at poaching hotspots and stiffer criminal penalties for those caught trafficking endangered and protected species.

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Political Defamation

Pamela Young, who runs Models Plus International in Phoenix, claims in court that Arizona Republican congressional candidate Wendy Rogers defamed her and her agency by claiming that Rogers’ Democratic opponent — a Models Plus employee — worked for a company that “specializes in underage girls and advertises on websites linked to sex trafficking.”

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Seven Indicted in Bust of International Cocaine Ring

An airplane full of cocaine that crashed in the Caribbean Sea, submarines and fast boats were just a few of the ways a drug-trafficking ring operated its international network to smuggle its product through Mexico and Los Angeles, according to federal prosecutors who indicted seven suspects and extradited one high-ranking member to the United States late Thursday.

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