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Riker Island (file/credit: Getty Images)

2 Correction Officers Accused Of Smuggling Drugs Into Rikers Island

Two New York City correction officers were charged Tuesday with trafficking cocaine and smuggling oxycodone and contraband into the Rikers Island jail complex.

07/29/2014

(credit: Customs and Border Protection)

Customs Officials: Cocaine Found Smuggled In Cookies At Newark Liberty International Airport

A further inspection revealed 118 oval-shaped pellets of cocaine, weighing a little more than 3 pounds, officials said.

06/19/2014

An image from documents released by the U.S. Attorney's office shows the fossil of a Tyrannosaurus bataar dinosaur. (credit: US Attorney's Office Southern District of New York)

Fossils Dealer Gets 3 Months In Prison For Smuggling Tyrannosaurus Skeleton

A New York U.S. District judge on Tuesday sentenced a Florida fossils dealer to three months in prison for smuggling a 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus skeleton out of Mongolia.

06/03/2014

Sofa agents said was used to smuggle heroin (Credit: DEA)

Colombian Man Accused Of Smuggling Heroin In Sofas To Sell In NYC

A Colombian man ran a drug ring that hid millions of dollars of heroin inside sofas to ship it to Miami and ultimately sell it in New York City, according to authorities.

12/20/2013

Authorities say a woman tried to smuggle more than 6-pounds of cocaine through customs inside of hair product containers. (Credit CBS 2)

Police: Woman Caught With More Than 6 Pounds Of Cocaine At JFK

A woman named Erika Rodriguez was caught with more than 6 pounds of cocaine stuffed inside of hair product containers, according to authorities.

12/13/2013

Federal agents raided this 7 Eleven in Islip as part of an investigation into a smuggling ring on June 17, 2013. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Feds Raid Several 7-Eleven Stores On Long Island

Federal agents and police raided nearly a dozen 7-Eleven stores on Long Island Monday as part of an investigation into identity theft and human smuggling.

06/17/2013

Prison Cell Block - Credit: AP

Corrections Officers Sentenced In Bribery Scheme

Two former corrections officers who smuggled a cellphone to an inmate at a New Jersey prison for sex offenders have been sentenced to prison terms.

07/14/2012

'Operation Flying Carpets' (credit: U.S. Department of Justice)

Six People Arrested In Int’l Opium Smuggling Ring Dubbed ‘Operation Flying Carpets’

The drugs were allegedly hidden in chocolate boxes and rolled up in Persian rugs before being driven to Hamburg, Germany and shipped to New York, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.

03/08/2012

Cocaine (credit: CBS 2)

Jamaican Drug Trafficker Sentenced In NY

David Christie was sentenced in Manhattan federal court after being found guilty of narcotics importation and distribution conspiracy. The 44-year-old from Montego Bay was also ordered to forfeit over $3 million.

02/04/2011

Texas Men Sentenced In NJ For Immigrant Smuggling

The U.S. Attorney for New Jersey says the two founded a Texas-based company called Transportes Latinos to take people from Houston to other U.S. cities.

01/07/2011

"Precious" director Lee Daniels is seen at the Independent Spirit Awards - Los Angeles, CA - Mar 5, 2010 - Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

‘Precious’ Director’s Sister Charged In NYC

Leah Daniels-Butler was charged Tuesday in a Brooklyn court with obstructing a federal investigation.

09/22/2010