China's sugar smuggling crackdown causes global headache

The crackdown on sugar smuggling in China has left markets plentiful in Asia and more…

Vietnamese arrested for smuggling cosmetics in Nara

Nara provincial police said on Saturday they had arrested seven Vietnamese citizens for stealing…

Japanese arrested for lizard smuggling

The smuggling of bobtail lizards (also known as shingleback lizards), which are popular as pets.

Counterfeit gold bars enter world markets

A counterfeiting crisis is quietly shaking the world's gold industry. Gold bars…

UPS and FedEx say they are already fighting illegal drug shipments

United Parcel Service and FedEx Corp said on Friday they are already working closely…

Japan's smuggled ivory seizures increase in China

An increasing number of illegally trafficked elephant ivory products from Japan have been seized in…

2 Japanese Arrested in Bangladesh for Gold Smuggling

Two Japanese were arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle 12 pounds of gold bars to Bangladesh,…

1 billion worth cocaine seized in Germany's largest market

German authorities said they seized 4,5 tons of cocaine worth 1 billion…

2 Japanese Arrested for Trying to Smuggle Lizards in Australia

Two Japanese arrested last month for trying to smuggle lizards from Australia have been sentenced to five…

Number of endangered rhinos "up by 1.000%" in Tanzania

The number of endangered rhinos in Tanzania has increased by 1.000% after the repression of…

Prisons for eel smuggling grow 50% in Europe

The number of eel smuggling arrests in Europe has increased by 50% after an effort…

Pacific countries "victims" of Australian and New Zealand appetite for drugs, experts say

Australia and New Zealand have been urged to do more to combat drug trafficking in…

Police learn amphetamine load in Shizuoka, 7 arrested Chinese men

Japanese authorities have arrested seven Chinese men suspected of smuggling what is believed to be an amount…

Minister of Defense calls for more vigilance on North Korea's smuggling efforts

Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya called on Saturday to ensure the effectiveness of the resolutions of…

Man dies of airplane after ingesting 246 bags of cocaine

The flight to Japan's Narita International Airport had to make a landing of…

Justice of France authorizes repatriation of 45 Brazilian fossils

The French court has authorized Brazil to repatriate 45 dinosaur fossils and other…

Pierre Taki trial for drug possession to begin June 5

The trial of Pierre Taki, 52, a Japanese actor and member of the techno-pop duo…

Japanese bureaucrat arrested probably used drugs at work

A Ministry of Commerce official who was arrested last month on suspicion of trying…

Vehicles from Japan smuggled to North Korea

Luxury vehicles made in Japan and used by the Chinese military are being smuggled into…

Singapore makes second large seizure of pangolin scales

Singapore has intercepted a second container filled with pangolin scales destined for Vietnam in less than…

80% of young eels grown in Japan may have been smuggled

About 80 percent of eels placed in aquaculture tanks in Japan in December…