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One of the diplomats convicted in Germany Akhat Alpysbayev. Photo courtesy of neuezeiten.rusverlag.de
Two Kazakh diplomats convicted in Germany sent back to Kazakhstan

Two Kazakhstani diplomats charged with cigarette smuggling have been extradited to Kazakhstan.

Two Kazakh diplomats convicted in Germany sent back to Kazakhstan
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Astana seeks repatriation of Kazakhstani diplomats convicted in Germany

Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan has sent a request to Germany asking to send back two Kazakhstani diplomats convicted in the country.

Astana seeks repatriation of Kazakhstani diplomats convicted in Germany
EU urges Gibraltar, Spain to probe cigarette smuggling
EU urges Gibraltar, Spain to probe cigarette smuggling

EU urges Gibraltar, Spain to probe cigarette smuggling
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Greek policeman, 8 others charged with smuggling antiquities

A Greek police officer was among nine people arrested for the suspected smuggling of ancient artefacts, including a statue valued at about one million euros, police said.

Greek policeman, 8 others charged with smuggling antiquities
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American dog trainers bring detector dogs to Almaty, help Kazakhstan stop saiga horn trafficking to China

Almaty customs officers have got four detection dogs from Europe and America. The joint effort is called to help save the dwindling saiga antelope population in Kazakhstan.

American dog trainers bring detector dogs to Almaty, help Kazakhstan stop saiga horn trafficking to China
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Italian drug mule caught in Karaganda leaking heroin

Italian Kyrgyz drug mule has been caught in Karaganda hallucinating from the heroin leaking in his stomach.

Italian drug mule caught in Karaganda leaking heroin
©Reuters/Daniel Becerril
Mexico uncovers tunnel for smuggling migrants into US

Mexican authorities in the border city of Tijuana found a tunnel designed to smuggle people without documentation into the United States, the government said.

Mexico uncovers tunnel for smuggling migrants into US
Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrisov. ©Marat Abilov
'Every family has a black sheep' Kazakhstan Foreign Minister says about diplomats

Kazakhstan's Prosecutor General has initiated a criminal case against Kazakhstan's diplomats of the General Consulate in Frankfurt am Main who were caught smurfing cigarettes.

'Every family has a black sheep' Kazakhstan Foreign Minister says about diplomats
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Algeria smuggling crackdown cuts fuel line to Morocco

Until three months ago, petrol smuggling literally drove Morocco's neglected eastern region, where the subsidised liquid smuggled in from Algeria fuelled the local economy.

Algeria smuggling crackdown cuts fuel line to Morocco
Consul General of Kazakhstan in Frankfurt am Main Akhat Alpysbayev. Photo courtesy of Russian Voyage magazine.
Kazakhstan Consul General arrested in Germany

Consul General of Kazakhstan in Frankfurt am Main Akhat Alpysbayev has been arrested in Germany.

Kazakhstan Consul General arrested in Germany
Dinosaur 'thief' pleads guilty to smuggling
Dinosaur 'thief' pleads guilty to smuggling

A man accused of smuggling 70-million-year-old dinosaur skeletons, including a Tyrannosaur, into the United States pleaded guilty in court Thursday.

Dinosaur 'thief' pleads guilty to smuggling
Alcohol pipeline unearthed on Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border

Smugglers have been pumping ethyl alcohol from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan via a self-made pipeline since 2008.

Alcohol pipeline unearthed on Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border
Bangladesh suspends officials over tiger smuggling
Bangladesh suspends officials over tiger smuggling

Bangladesh said that nine forest officials had been suspended for "gross negligence" after three tiger cubs were found in a house in Dhaka.

Bangladesh suspends officials over tiger smuggling
Agricultural products on sale at seasonal market. ©RIA NOvosti
One third of Uzbekistan smuggled goods destined for Kazakhstan

35% of agricultural products smuggling from Uzbekistan is destined for Kazakhstan.

One third of Uzbekistan smuggled goods destined for Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan and U.S. unite for combating nuclear smuggling

On February 16 official representatives of both countries discussed prevention of nuclear smuggling and other cooperation issues.

Kazakhstan and U.S. unite for combating nuclear smuggling
Kazakhstan resident seized in Omsk for smuggling camels

Omsk road police seized a truck with five donkeys and two camels.

Kazakhstan resident seized in Omsk for smuggling camels

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