Colombia: Army dismantles 3 narcotics laboratories

first_img Costa Rica: Police seize 92 kilograms of cocaine SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The Dominican National Drug Control Agency (DNCD) and the Special Airport Security Corps seized 13 kilograms (28.6 pounds) of cocaine hidden inside a suitcase at the airport on April 4, officials said. Agents found the cocaine, divided into 11 packages, in a suitcase suspected of belonging to José R. Ogando Pineda, who allegedly works for a luggage transportation company. Agents are trying to determine where the cocaine came from, where it was headed and whether Ogando is part of an international narco-trafficking ring, according to a DNCD statement. Agents have discovered narcotics in more than 30 pieces of luggage at the International Airport of Las Américas in the nation’s capital so far this year. MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Counter-narcotics agents seized more than 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of marijuana and dismantled a narco-trafficking organization in the department of Tacuarembó during “Operation Heze,” officials said in a statement on April 1. The organization is suspected of trafficking large amounts of the narcotic into the country from neighboring Brazil, police said, according to the Uruguayan website Uruguay al Dia.com. Police arrested eight Uruguayans, including two women, during the raids, which were conducted in Montevideo and the city of Costa de Oro, according to the Uruguayan website Canal10.com. Police also seized two vehicles and an unspecified amount of money. By Dialogo April 07, 2011 I am truly proud of the work to end this terrible problem of drug trafficking in my country. Carabineers and Investigations have done their best to eliminate drug trafficking, which fills us with pride. But I have a feeling of guilt: is it necessary to destroy the doors of houses that are raided? On television the attitude seems to be of a group of criminals who attack a house than a professional police raid. This way of breaking into a home leaves the children who live there forever with serious psychological issues. Should they correct this method? Thanks Dominican Republic: 157 cocaine packages seized from boat BOGOTÁ, Colombia – The Colombian army dismantled three narcotics laboratories belonging to drug gangs in the department of Putumayo. The first laboratory was in the village of Las Brisas in the municipality of Orito, where a makeshift structure housed 875 kilograms (1,925 pounds) of coca leaves, 27 kilograms (59 pounds) of chemicals and 10 gallons of diesel fuel, according to the Colombian website Radio Santafe.com. Soldiers also discovered a narcotics laboratory in the village of El Diamante in the municipality of Mocoa. Military personnel destroyed 135 gallons of fuel, 75 kilograms (165 pounds) of coca leaves, and 17 gallons of chemicals used in the production of narcotics, according to the Colombian website Ejercito Nacional.com. The third laboratory was found by the army in a rural area in the municipality of Puerto Asís. Soldiers found 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of coca leaves, 50 gallons of gasoline and storage tanks. It is unclear which specific gangs operated the laboratories, officials said. Uruguay: Police seize more than 50 kilograms of marijuana center_img Chile: Micro-trafficking arrests increase 50% Dominican Republic: Police seize cocaine shipment at airport SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica – Counter-narcotics agents seized 92 kilograms (202 pounds) of cocaine stashed in boxes on a truck near the border with Nicaragua, officials said on April 2. The Costa Rican Ministry of Public Security said the police confiscated the narcotic in the city of Peñas Blancas. The cocaine, which was hidden in boxes labeled as sardines, was found in the double lining of the truck’s cab, according to the ministry. The truck driver, Ortiz González, 32, was arrested in connection with the confiscation, officials said. González, who allegedly was transporting the cocaine to Guatemala, faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted, according to the Guatemalan daily Prensa Libre. SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The Dominican Drug Control Agency (DNCD) made three arrests in connection with the seizure of 157 packages of cocaine from a boat near the northeastern Port of Samaná in a joint operation with the navy and the air force, authorities said March 31. The cocaine was found at the port during a routine search, DNCD spokesman Col. Ramón Rodríguez said. Authorities arrested King Ureña, Yvan Miguel Paulino Tyne and Luis Álvarez. Law enforcement agents are searching for Alfredo Pérez Henríquez, according to the Dominican Republican newspaper Listín Diario. SANTIAGO, Chile – Police have reported a 50% increase in the number of arrests in connection with the micro-trafficking of narcotics during the first three months of the year, compared to the same period in 2010. Gen. Aquiles Blu, director of Order and Security of the Chilean Carabineros, said his unit has confiscated 2,000 tons of narcotics during the first quarter of the year. “We have plenty of great news regarding the number of operations carried out by the police,” Blu said, according to the Chilean daily La Tercera. “These interventions are happening because of the community’s cooperation. Thanks to this dynamic, we have had more than 15,000 delinquents arrested for micro-trafficking.” Blu said residents have aided law enforcement agents in the fight against narcotics. “The information that the community gives to us is processed and analyzed with intelligence methods. Then we proceed to the raids and subsequent arrests,” Blu said, according to La Tercera. “This information is primordial to our success.”last_img read more

Duterte to reveal names of ‘ninja cops’ after Russia trip

first_img “Nagkausap po kami ni Pang. Duterte at plano niya pagka-balik niya mula sa biyahe niya sa Russia, ay ilalabas na po ’yung ninja cops. May mga pinapasilip lang po siya,” Go said. Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said in an interview over the weekend that the President is just making last minute checks on the list that was provided by the Senate before making it public. According to Senate Blue Ribboncommittee chair Richard Gordon, Magalong is set to reveal the names of therogue officers he already bared in an executive session at the Senate lastweek. The Senate last week has agreed to release the name of the so-called “ninja cops,” who were revealed by former Criminal Investigation and Detection Group chief Benjamin Magalong in an executive session. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte will reveal the names of ‘ninja cops’ or those police officials involved in the recycling of seized illegal drugs upon returning from his Russia trip. President Rodrigo Duterte. PCOO Magalong and other police officerslinked to the controversy are set to face a Senate hearing Tuesday./PNlast_img read more

Falcons triumph in 7s showdown

first_imgHarlequins bowed out of the Premiership 7s Series with a 17-10 defeat against Newcastle, who took the trophy after a 31-21 victory over Saracens in the final.Quins were widely expected to contest the final with Sarries and they made a great start to the evening’s rugby at The Stoop, beating Wasps 19-0.But a 17-10 victory over the hosts took Newcastle through – and they then went one better by beating the favourites and defending champions.AdChoices广告Quins had looked impressive in their opening Pool A clash with a Wasps side that were out of their depth.Luke Wallace opened the account within 50 seconds to take them into a 5-0 lead.Sam Smith got Harlequins’ final try against WaspsA short while later, some nifty handling and quality footwork opened a gap for rising star Ross Chisholm to end a 50-metre run with the second try of the night. Sam Smith got the game’s final try to wrap up a comprehensive win.Saracens destroyed Bath 38-0 in Pool B, before sealing their place in the final with a hard fought 20-15 win against Sale.Falcons then emerged as the surprise package of the night, subjecting Wasps to an even bigger hammering than Quins gave them – 38-7.Given that performance, Quins could expect a tough game – one they needed to win, whereas their opponents required only a draw in order to progress.Quins broke through with Miles Mantella charging into the right-hand corner to kick the scoreboard and the crowd into life.Smart hands from the kick-off then led to a well worked try from Ross Chisholm under the posts, and the home team looked comfortable.But a penalty gave Newcastle a sniff and Quins suddenly found themselves wanting as Alex Tait found a gap to burst through and touch down.The conversion brought the score to 12-7, setting up a tense second half.A lost scrum deep in Quins territory gave the Falcons a big advantage, yet a stout but tiring defence kept the Geordies at bay.But the visitors hit back, and after the ball bobbled out the back of a ruck to be scooped up by Will Chudley, he gratefully charged 40 metres and over the line.And just before full-time, a dropped ball led to Luke Fielden running in the winning try.“We made it very hard for ourselves,” admitted Quins skipper Chris York.“Newcastle did a very good job of keeping the ball. We’re gutted not to be in the final.”Coach Howard Graham added: “We’ve had a good pre-season, but we looked a bit tired out there and people were leaving holes that aren’t normally there. They kept the ball very well, and we didn’t.”last_img read more