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Jury Selection Begins In Trial For Remaining 8 Charged In Baltimore Jail Scandal

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Jury selection began Monday in the racketeering case that rocked the Baltimore City jail. Last year, FBI investigators uncovered a drug smuggling operation that included not only members of the Black Guerilla Family gang but also correctional officers. 355 more words


Biggest bust of Rhino Horn at a South African airport

SARS Customs officers at OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) last week intercepted over 41kg of rhino horns – with a total value of over R4.5 million – transiting through the airport. 152 more words

South Africa

Jailed Brothers for Life leader Mohammed Hamzy had mobile phone in cell | SMH

Brothers for Life gang leader Mohammed Hamzy has been found with a mobile phone in his prison cell in a security blunder disturbingly similar to one involving his infamous cousin. 13 more words

New South Wales


contraband boneset

offered for pennies per pound  

on the black market


UK: Female prison officer had sex with inmate at HMP Featherstone | Daily Mail Online

A besotted female prison officer struck up a sexual relationship with an inmate and smuggled drugs, booze and mobile phones into jail after falling in love with him, a court heard. 15 more words


USA: Razor Blades, Vodka, Heroin Easy to Smuggle Into Rikers: Probe | NBC New York

Contraband is so easy to get inside Rikers Island that just about any inmate with money can get their hands on drugs or weapons, a city Department of Investigation probe revealed. 15 more words


Contraband: The Secret to the Union Army's Success?

I came across this photograph in a magazine with a fascinating article about the often-overlooked impact that refugees from slavery had on the Union’s victory in the Civil War. 320 more words