A Rikers Island correction officer was convicted Friday of smuggling drugs and other items into the jail.
A Civil Guard statement Wednesday said three sailors were arrested on July 12 when the ship returned to Spain, but the drug wasn’t found until last Saturday, hidden in the ship’s reserve sails.
Two New York City correction officers were charged Tuesday with trafficking cocaine and smuggling oxycodone and contraband into the Rikers Island jail complex.
A further inspection revealed 118 oval-shaped pellets of cocaine, weighing a little more than 3 pounds, officials said.
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.
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.
A woman named Erika Rodriguez was caught with more than 6 pounds of cocaine stuffed inside of hair product containers, according to authorities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leah Daniels-Butler was charged Tuesday in a Brooklyn court with obstructing a federal investigation.