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June 12, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Federal agents took 60 illegal Chinese aliens into custody in southern Alabama and announced the arrest of the alleged ringleader of a smuggling operation that planned to bring 35,000 more into the United States. Officials from the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the U.S. Customs Service said the aliens were caught as they arrived by plane from Panama in Fairhope, Ala.
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June 12, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Federal agents took 60 illegal Chinese aliens into custody in southern Alabama and announced the arrest of the alleged ringleader of a smuggling operation that planned to bring 35,000 more into the United States. Officials from the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the U.S. Customs Service said the aliens were caught as they arrived by plane from Panama in Fairhope, Ala.
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August 25, 1987 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Customs Service is investigating the alleged role of Panamanian strongman Manuel A. Noriega in the illegal shipment of American high-technology equipment through Panama to Cuba, sources familiar with the inquiry said Monday. The investigation, now centered in the Tampa, Fla., area, marks the third major inquiry by federal agents into allegedly illegal activities by Noriega.
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February 15, 1990 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal money-laundering investigation has uncovered evidence that Gen. Manuel A. Noriega received millions of dollars in kickbacks from a coffee-smuggling scheme, according to sources close to the inquiry. The allegations involve contraband Colombian coffee that was shipped to Panama, rebagged as Panamanian coffee and exported to the United States and elsewhere. The scheme enabled the Colombian producers to evade export quotas and sell the coffee for a higher price.
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February 15, 1990 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal money-laundering investigation has uncovered evidence that Gen. Manuel A. Noriega received millions of dollars in kickbacks from a coffee-smuggling scheme, according to sources close to the inquiry. The allegations involve contraband Colombian coffee that was shipped to Panama, rebagged as Panamanian coffee and exported to the United States and elsewhere. The scheme enabled the Colombian producers to evade export quotas and sell the coffee for a higher price.
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May 9, 1988 | JOHN BALZAR and JOSH GETLIN, Times Staff Writers
A fresh surge of doubts about Vice President George Bush and his insider information on drug smuggling in Panama reached a peak Sunday with a published account saying he knew more than he is telling. The account was quickly challenged by the principal in the tale--but the suspicions are apt to linger on, anyway.
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August 25, 1987 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Customs Service is investigating the alleged role of Panamanian strongman Manuel A. Noriega in the illegal shipment of American high-technology equipment through Panama to Cuba, sources familiar with the inquiry said Monday. The investigation, now centered in the Tampa, Fla., area, marks the third major inquiry by federal agents into allegedly illegal activities by Noriega.
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