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U.K.: Hundreds of Investors Caught up in Land Scam Deal for the World Cup reported hundreds of UK investors are nursing huge loses after being ripped off by a scam that promised to make money from the World Cup. The idea was that people would invest in plots of land that would be snapped up by developers in the building frenzy around the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. The reality has seen some of them lose their life savings.
Now they have hired a lawyer to chase the cash, but it’s hard to see how they will ever trace this money. Read Article

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Florida: Brazilian couple sentenced for smuggling undocumented migrants

According to Brazilian nationals Juliana Rose Tome-Froes and her husband, Fabio Rodrigues Froes, were sentenced in Miami to 60 months and 46 months in prison, respectively, for smuggling undocumented migrants to the United States for profit, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer [...]

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Brazil: large amount of counterfeit soccer balls seized at Port of Santos

According to, two hundred thousand counterfeit soccer balls originating from China have been seized at the Brazilian port of Santos, the South American country’s tax authorities said in a statement. Read Article

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Eleven Romanians arrested in Europe after smuggling cocaine from Brazil

Eleven Romanians were arrested for trafficking cocaine from Brazil. Four of the suspects were arrested at airports in Spain and Germany, while the others arrested in Brasov, Romania. The narcotics were brought from Sao Paolo, Brazil in the form of capsules swallowed by the smugglers. Read Article

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