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Iran’s Oil Smuggling, Sanctions, and Ongoing Tensions: A Deep Dive

In the face of international sanctions, the Iranian regime has persistently engaged in oil smuggling, navigating a complex web of challenges and repercussions. Since the Trump administration’s..

Modern day pirate hunters operate in the 'wild, wild West'

Today's seafaring smugglers may have traded the swashbuckling swordplay of yesteryear for modern-day missiles and mines, but piracy remains alive and well on the open seas.

Countering Smuggling in the Arabian Sea: Multinational Approach Delivering Results

On December 27, 2022, while patrolling the Arabian Sea, the French frigate FNS Guépratte intercepted a fishing vessel aiming to smuggle illegal drugs. Laden with roughly 7,700 pounds of hashish and..

U.S. Navy Seizes Giant Weapons Cache From Smugglers in Arabian Sea

American forces seized a giant cache of weapons from a fishing vessel in the Arabian Sea. U.S. intelligence sources believe that it likely originated in Iran and was intended for use by rebel forces..

South Africa Raises Profile as Cocaine Trafficking Hub

South Africa has made a rapid succession of large cocaine seizures in recent months, illuminating how the country and region now play a significant role as transit points for Latin American cocaine.

LNA forces seize weapons smuggled to Mali and Niger

The Libyan National Army (LNA) seized a quantity of weapons smuggled to Mali and Niger.