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June 22, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Dutch police on Wednesday arrested the owner of a trucking firm that carried 58 illegal Chinese immigrants to their deaths in an unventilated truck. An attorney said the vehicle was so full that eight other stowaways were turned away. Arie van der Spek, 24, surrendered to police in the Dutch port of Rotterdam on Tuesday night, the third person in custody in the suffocation deaths of the immigrants, who were found Sunday by inspectors in the British port of Dover. Two immigrants survived.
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June 25, 2000 | Associated Press
Two Chinese were ordered held by police Saturday, charged with conspiracy to smuggle illegal immigrants into Britain in connection with the deaths of 58 Chinese migrants in the sealed back compartment of a truck. The victims--54 men and four women--suffocated after the airtight vehicle began a five-hour boat crossing from Belgium to the British port of Dover. Two male passengers survived.
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March 18, 1997 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eager to get the best auction price for an 18th century oil painting, Victoria Parnall asked a respected art dealer in Milan for advice. "I would smuggle it," replied Roeland Kollewijn, the Old Masters expert at Sotheby's, the Italian city's branch of one of the world's premier dealers. Illegally evading tight Italian export controls, the painting could go to London by truck for auction by Sotheby's there, he explained. Transportation cost: about $750.
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June 22, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Dutch police on Wednesday arrested the owner of a trucking firm that carried 58 illegal Chinese immigrants to their deaths in an unventilated truck. An attorney said the vehicle was so full that eight other stowaways were turned away. Arie van der Spek, 24, surrendered to police in the Dutch port of Rotterdam on Tuesday night, the third person in custody in the suffocation deaths of the immigrants, who were found Sunday by inspectors in the British port of Dover. Two immigrants survived.
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June 21, 2000 | From Associated Press
Police arrested a second suspect in the deaths of 58 Chinese illegal immigrants, and a Chinese refugee came forward Tuesday to say his cousin called repeatedly during a four-month odyssey from China through Russia and into Western Europe and was almost certainly among the dead. The immigrants were found dead late Sunday at the British port of Dover, apparently suffocated in the back of an unventilated truck on the disastrous final leg of their trip.
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June 25, 2000 | Associated Press
Two Chinese were ordered held by police Saturday, charged with conspiracy to smuggle illegal immigrants into Britain in connection with the deaths of 58 Chinese migrants in the sealed back compartment of a truck. The victims--54 men and four women--suffocated after the airtight vehicle began a five-hour boat crossing from Belgium to the British port of Dover. Two male passengers survived.
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December 18, 1988 | United Press International
Customs officers at Bristol Airport west of London found an unusual haul of contraband this week in a traveler's luggage--500 lizards. The Times newspaper reported Saturday that the discovery was made during a random check of a passenger from Ibiza, a resort island off the coast of Spain. Inside his suitcase were 500 Ibiza wall lizards, most still alive. After confiscating the lizards--each worth about $54--the officers turned the reptiles over to a zoo.
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March 29, 1990 | EDWIN CHEN and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
U.S. and British agents in London seized 40 Iraq-bound nuclear bomb triggers that had been smuggled out of Southern California, officials said Wednesday. Six people, including two Iraqi nationals, were arrested. The raid on a cargo hangar at Heathrow Airport climaxed an extraordinary international sting operation that began in San Diego 18 months ago, authorities said. "It was a sting all the way," said one State Department source.
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June 21, 2000 | From Associated Press
Police arrested a second suspect in the deaths of 58 Chinese illegal immigrants, and a Chinese refugee came forward Tuesday to say his cousin called repeatedly during a four-month odyssey from China through Russia and into Western Europe and was almost certainly among the dead. The immigrants were found dead late Sunday at the British port of Dover, apparently suffocated in the back of an unventilated truck on the disastrous final leg of their trip.
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March 18, 1997 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eager to get the best auction price for an 18th century oil painting, Victoria Parnall asked a respected art dealer in Milan for advice. "I would smuggle it," replied Roeland Kollewijn, the Old Masters expert at Sotheby's, the Italian city's branch of one of the world's premier dealers. Illegally evading tight Italian export controls, the painting could go to London by truck for auction by Sotheby's there, he explained. Transportation cost: about $750.
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March 29, 1990 | EDWIN CHEN and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
U.S. and British agents in London seized 40 Iraq-bound nuclear bomb triggers that had been smuggled out of Southern California, officials said Wednesday. Six people, including two Iraqi nationals, were arrested. The raid on a cargo hangar at Heathrow Airport climaxed an extraordinary international sting operation that began in San Diego 18 months ago, authorities said. "It was a sting all the way," said one State Department source.
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December 18, 1988 | United Press International
Customs officers at Bristol Airport west of London found an unusual haul of contraband this week in a traveler's luggage--500 lizards. The Times newspaper reported Saturday that the discovery was made during a random check of a passenger from Ibiza, a resort island off the coast of Spain. Inside his suitcase were 500 Ibiza wall lizards, most still alive. After confiscating the lizards--each worth about $54--the officers turned the reptiles over to a zoo.
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