An Italian court ruled that an Eritrean accused of being a human trafficking kingpin known as "the general" was telling the truth when he claimed it was a case of mistaken identity.
Seven years into the Jasmine Revolution, there are no answers as to what happened to the hundreds of Tunisians who disappeared after illegally crossing into Italy.
Maria Exposto, a mother of three, survives Malaysia's harsh death penalty law after it was found she was a victim of an online romance and cheated into carrying drugs.
The US government says it's currently looking at more building proposals, but not everyone agrees that a wall will be enough to bring the smuggling of drugs and people to an end.
US authorities charged the driver of the overheated truck found in Texas packed with migrants, 10 of whom died, with one count of transporting illegal immigrants, an offence punishable by life imprisonment or the death penalty.
A gun battle broke out between prisoners and security forces after authorities launched an operation to halt the smuggling of weapons inside a prison in Ciudad Victoria.
For years, the border separating Morocco and Algeria has remained shut over security issues. Despite the closure, the border is a site of drug smuggling.
Orchids are one of the most smuggled plants worldwide. In countries like South Korea, authorities are cracking down on the smuggling business by offering thousand of dollars in exchange for information on the illegal trade.
A Tunisian man, said to be the captain of a migrant boat, is sentenced to 18 years in jail for multiple manslaughter and people smuggling.
Facing the world's highest inflation, Venezuela's government hopes that replacing the 100-bolivar bill will combat smuggling on its border with Colombia, and help pull it out of economic collapse. The bill is worth less than 2 US cents.
US federal agents seize tonnes of cocaine and marijuana smuggled through longest clandestine tunnel stretching half mile beneath California-Mexico border
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