(NEW YORK) -- Eight people were arrested Tuesday in connection with what federal authorities believe is a sprawling human smuggling operation that may have victimized thousands of migrants. Erminia Serrano Piedra, also known as "Boss Lady," allegedly ran the operation along with seven others, federal... Read More.
(LONDON) -- Two women have been arrested in Thailand for allegedly attempting to smuggle at least 109 live animals in their luggage -- including porcupines, armadillos, turtles, chameleons and snakes -- as they tried to board a flight to India. The incident occurred on Monday... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- As the federal investigation into possible sex trafficking allegations against Rep. Matt Gaetz continues, his campaign's fundraising has been dwindling. In its latest campaign finance disclosure filed on Monday, the Gaetz campaign reported raising $534,000 in the final three months of last year... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A close friend and former government employee of Joel Greenberg, Joe Ellicott, is set to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and distribution of a controlled substance in the latest development in an investigation that includes a probe into... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A jury has convicted Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime associate of serial sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, on five of six counts related to the abuse and trafficking of underage girls. Maxwell faced a six-count indictment for allegedly conspiring with and aiding Epstein in... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- As Rep. Matt Gaetz faces an ongoing federal investigation into alleged sex trafficking, a new campaign finance report reveals how the Florida congressman is spending the funds that he's raised amid the scandal. Since news broke in late March that the Justice Department... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- As the world has seen images of migrant children being dropped over the border or left for dead, the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday announced an effort to prevent transnational crime organizations from smuggling migrants across the border. DHS said "Operation Sentinel"... Read More.
By CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Vice President Kamala Harris will begin calling leaders from Central America this week as she takes the lead for the Biden administration on tackling a surge in migration to the southern U.S. border.But one... Read More.
By MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Former USA gymnastics coach John Geddert, who led the 2012 U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team to win gold, died by suicide Thursday after charges of human trafficking and sexual assault were announced against... Read More.
By ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The wife of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested Monday in Virginia at Dulles International Airport on international drug trafficking charges, with prosecutors accusing her of participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, meth, heroin and... Read More.
By JAMES HILL, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- One of the three alleged victims in the criminal indictment of Ghislaine Maxwell is attempting to dismiss her civil lawsuit against Maxwell and the estate of Jeffrey Epstein, but attorneys for Maxwell are... Read More.
By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(LONDON) -- Kenyan police have arrested at least three medical officers from a public hospital in Nairobi for their alleged involvement in a child trafficking ring."During an operation by police to unearth the organized... Read More.