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the smuggling of guns and ammunition into a country secretly and illegally

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11] In exchange to the withdrawal of its troops, the Israeli government asked for guarantees to put an end to arms smuggling through tunnels.
Raad stressed on the necessity for supporting the Lebanese Army in face of all challenges, indicating that "the Lebanese Army is assuming its national role in arms smuggling as per the disassociation policy adopted by Lebanon regarding the Syrian crisis.
BEIRUT: The Committee to Protect Journalists over the weekend called for the immediate release of Lebanese-Palestinian journalist Rami Aysha, who was detained by Hezbollah forces while researching a story on alleged arms smuggling in Beirut's southern suburbs.
Yesterday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki announced strict procedures and measures to be taken to prevent arms smuggling going in any direction, saying that Iraq was against arming any party in Syria.
According to the Independent, besides imposing the death penalty on "terrorists" and those who supply weapons, the law says those involved in arms smuggling "for profit or to carry out acts of terrorism" will face life imprisonment and hard labour.
AMMAN, (SANA)- Jordanian Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications and Government's spokesman, Rakan al-Majali, on Thursday said that arms smuggling operations took place from Jordan into Syria, noting that his country is working to stop this.
Iran has reportedly stepped up arms smuggling to its proxies in the Persian Gulf and the Levant taking advantage of the political tumult shaking Arab regimes and expanding Tehran's influence.
He was giving evidence at the Belfast Crown Court of three Co Armagh men charged in connection with a arms smuggling plot.
Workers were placing 20-meter long pipes every four meters or so along the border with the Palestinian territory which Israel has long complained has been vulnerable to arms smuggling, the reporter witnessed.
He said that the law enforcers foiled the arms smuggling bid after recovery of arms and arrest of the accused persons who wanted to smuggle the arms to different parts of the country.
The Egyptian leader insisted that his country was securing its border with the Gaza Strip, and Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit said Cairo would not be bound by a just-inked US-Israeli deal to stop arms smuggling to Gaza.
The Article does not apply to all types of convicts, specially those who have been sentenced for their role in armed struggle against the Islamic Republic, armed or organized drug trafficking, rape, armed robbery, arms smuggling, abduction, bribery and embezzlement.
LONDON, Rabi'I 21, 1436, January 12, 2015, SPA -- Britain will intensify efforts to stop cross-border arms smuggling after last week's deadly attacks by militants in Paris and update its security protocols to deal with such incidents, Prime Minister David Cameron's office said on Monday, according to Reuters.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The Foreign Ministry has denied a United Nations report claiming that Turkey is a primary route for arms smuggling to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and an al-Qaeda affiliate, the al-Nusra Front.
Meanwhile, city Police foiled arms smuggling bid and seized huge caches of weapon from a vehicle in the jurisdiction of Budhb er Police Station on Friday.