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Guyana cocaine worth $21 million seized in Canada

September 26, 2020 | aqidxjti | No Comments

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tip from Trinidad reveals drug hidden in containers used to transport food products.ONTARIO, Canada, Wednesday June 27, 2012 – Acting on a tip from Trinidad, a total of 170 kilograms of cocaine from Guyana was seized in two separate drug busts by officials at the Port of Saint John, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced.The drugs, which have an estimated street value of more than $21million, were discovered in shipments arriving at the port on May 29 and June 5.The cocaine was hidden in hollowed-out wood pallets used to transport food products from Guyana, said Don Collins, CBSA director of the southern New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island district.“These were grooved out on both sides,” he said, holding up one of the boards for reporters during a news conference.Slim, plastic packages, each containing about one third of a kilogram of cocaine, were then glued inside the boards, Collins explained.While the cocaine came from Guyana — where cocaine-stuffed pineapples seized at the port last year also originated from — officials don’t believe it was manufactured there.It’s unclear where the drugs came from, but the shipping containers were destined for the Toronto area, they said.A Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer stationed in Trinidad got a tip about the drugs from Guyana, and border officials were advised to be on the lookout, said RCMP Superintendant Rick Penny, drug enforcement commander for the greater Toronto area.On May 29, while conducting a secondary examination of a marine container, CBSA officers using X-ray technology detected anomalies with the wooden pallets in a shipment of sauces, seasonings and noodles from Guyana destined for Mississauga, officials said.The pallet boards had been hollowed out and filled with bags of cocaine, totalling about 121 kilograms.Five men have been charged in connection with that seizure and are scheduled to appear in court on July 9.On June 5, CBSA officers discovered similar concealment methods in another shipment of food products destined for a business area in North York and 49 kilograms of cocaine was seized.Three men have been charged in that case.New Brunswick RCMP Federal Operations West, CBSA, the RCMP in the Greater Toronto Area and Saint John police participated in the seizures.Last year, RCMP and border officials intercepted cocaine-stuffed pineapples from Guyana at the Saint John port in two seizures between August and October, totalling 28 kilograms.“It exits through Guyana and it enters into Canada. It’s not that Guyana is a problem; it’s part of the route,” said Penny.Caribbean 360 News Share Tweetcenter_img 42 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Guyana cocaine worth $21 million seized in Canada by: – June 27, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

Senior citizen nabbed for ‘bookies’

September 25, 2020 | aqidxjti | No Comments

first_imgRecoveredfrom the suspect’s possession were P405 bet money, gambling paraphernalia andRed Subay Gaming Corporation identification card, it added. Sumbo wasdetained in the lockup facility of the Zarraga municipal police station./PN The74-year-old resident Consolacion Sumbo was caught soliciting bets for the illegalnumbers game bookies around 11:40a.m. on Sept. 17, a police report showed. center_img ILOILO City –A senior citizen was arrested for illegal gambling in Barangay Gines, Zarraga,Iloilo.  last_img

‘Bookies’ collector nabbed

September 25, 2020 | aqidxjti | No Comments

first_imgThe 54-year-old Narly Demoni wasdetained in the lockup facility of the municipal police station. ILOILO City – He was caught collecting bets for an illegalnumbers game in Barangay Carmelo, Banate, Iloilo. Police caught him around 4 p.m. onMonday while he was gathering bets from local for the illegal game bookies.center_img Recovered from Gestalao’s possessionwere cash amounting to P140, papers and other gambling paraphernalia./PNlast_img

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is making it easier to obtain a license for people that do not speak English.Don Snemis, Commissioner of the Indiana BMV announced Wednesday that Operator Knowledge Tests will be offered in 11 foreign languages:Arabic, Burmese, Chin, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.The choice of translations was primarily based on an Indiana Department of Education list of languages, via an Indiana Youth Institute study, spoken as the primary language in Indiana households other than English.Snemis said, “Consistent with the vision of Governor Pence and Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellsperman to bring international jobs to Indiana, and their trade missions around the world, Indiana has become an attractive option for foreign business.”“Additionally, Indiana has one of the largest foreign student populations in the country thanks to our outstanding institutions of higher learning. As a result, Indiana is a proud partner in the global business community. We welcome business leaders and students from all nations, and we hope that our efforts will play a small part in welcoming more investment in Indiana.”last_img read more

first_imgThe filing calls for all the charges to be dropped by the time of Thao’s next court hearing on Sept. 11. He is currently out on a $750,000 bond.Thao and fellow officers, 27-year-old J Alexander Kueng, and 36-year-old Thomas Lane, were all charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter over Floyd’s death.Meanwhile, 44-year-old Chauvin, is charged with murder.All four were fired as Minneapolis officers, after video emerged of Floyd’s arrest as he repeatedly said, “I can’t breathe,” sparking weeks of nationwide protests and social unrest. One of the ex-Minneapolis police officers who is charged over George Floyd’s fatal arrest is fighting to have his case dropped, arguing that he had no way of knowing his colleagues were going to “commit a crime,” court documents reveal.Tou Thao, who appears on the video of the incident as the officer who was keeping back spectators as Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, filed papers on Wednesday arguing that the charges were “not supported by probable cause.”His attorney, Robert Paule, believes that prosecutors have failed to show that 34-year-old Thao, “knew former officer Derek Chauvin and others were going to commit a crime and intended his presence or actions to further the commission of that crime.”The complaint against him also “fails to establish by probable cause that Mr. Thao had the requisite mental state for aiding and abetting,” Wednesday’s filing adds.While we are talking about police brutality, let us all DEMAND the arrest of Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J Alexander Kueng – the 4 officers responsible for the MURDER of George Floyd. ⁠#humanrights #activecitizens #europeanunion #councilofeurope pic.twitter.com/IQXk62sGzg— Young Educators (@YoungEducatorsE) July 23, 2020last_img read more

Pharaohs Sink Congo to Lead Group

September 18, 2020 | aqidxjti | No Comments

first_imgEgypt moved to the top of Group E after a 2-1 win over Congo yesterday away in Kintele.Mohamed Salah and Abdallah Saied scored in either half, making Ferebory Dore’s opener count for little.The Pharaohs have three points, two more than Uganda and Ghana who played out a barren draw last Friday in Tamale, with Congo at the bottom of the standings pointless.The victory comes as a huge boost to the seven-time African champions, eyeing their first ever participation at the Mundial since 1990.Backed by the home fans, ‘Les Diables Rouges’ started on a positive note and the partnership of Dore and Thievy Bifouma kept the Egyptian backline on their toes.The pair teamed up for the opener on 24 minutes when a Bifouma cross from the right was met by Dore, leaving Egyptian 43-year old goalkeeper Essam El Hadary with no option.The Pharaohs had to wait for four minutes before the break to level through a Salah header after left-back Mohamed Abdel-Shafy tailor-measured pass found him.Both teams resumed stronger but it was the Egyptians who made their presence felt with the second goal on 58 minutes which turned out to be the winner. Tarek Hamed’s long searching pass found Salah deep in the Congolese half, and Salah squared Saied, who bundled home past Congo goalie Gildas Kiwoko.The Congolese pressed for the equalizer which remained elusive whilst Kiwoko denied Saied his second of the game with a superb save on the stroke of full time.Egypt host Ghana in November in AlexandrShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgMike Senehi ran 3,200 meters in 11:12.06 for sixth place as Connor Wilson finished seventh in the 55-meter hurdles in 8.74 seconds. Gordan Wester had a sixth-place weight throw of 40”11 3/4” and was 10th in the shot put.Later, in the afternoon session, Chittenango got 16 points on both sides. Parker Tedford was third in the boys 600 in 1:33.47, with Kenny Matthews sixth in the 300-meter dash. The Bears were sixth in the 4×200 as Nate Vivelo took sixth place in the shot put.Lauren Suppe ran to third in the girls 600 I 1:48.49 as Kiara Waite took sixth place. Piper Beckwith was seventh in the girls 1,500-meter run as the Bears finished fifth in the 4×800.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story On the 200-meter oval, Cazenovia was victorious in the 4×400 relay by having Joe Spires, Andrew Kent, Cormac Race and Slater DeLeon finish in three minutes, 42.29 seconds, more than five seconds ahead of J-D’s 3:47.51. Kent, Spires, DeLeon and Charles Kubinec were second (1:37.90) to J-D (1:36.88) in the 4×200 relay.Spires also got third in the 55-meter dash in 6.92 seconds, with DeLeon sixth in exactly seven seconds. Kent’s time of 1:28.75 in the 600-meter run was topped only by CBA’s Joel Gaffney (1:27.71).Jared Smith took fifth place in the 1,000-meter run in 2:46.82 and sixth place in the 1,600-meter run in 4:43.83. Stanley Angus, Cassidy Gilmore, Dan Millson and Alex Lansing were fourth in the 4×800 relay in 9:47.04. A strong opening month for the Cazenovia boys indoor track and field team concluded with its second-place finish in the morning session of Saturday’s George Constantino Memorial Invitational at SRC Arena.Picking up 84 points, the Lakers topped everyone in the 17-team field except Jamesville-DeWitt, who was victorious with 99 points.Dalton Sevier was victorious in the high jump, able to clear 6 feet as Dylan Albicker was fourth and Dylan Anderson fifth, each of them topping 5’6”. Then Sevier added another title in the pole vault when he topped 11 feet with fewer misses than Baldwinsville’s Aidan Priest.center_img Tags: boys indoor trackCazenovialast_img read more

first_imgThis game of patience may be seen as punishment for some, but it’s a regular occurrence and seen as sport for the Wisconsin Fishing Team.The fishing team is a student-run organization that has been around since the early 1990s, and by combining both competitive and recreational aspects of the sport, the club provides an opportunity for fishermen of all skill levels to hit the water.The organization focuses on two main activities each year.First, there are the competitive bass fishing tournaments that take place five or six times a year, according to co-president Michael Dircz. These competitions are aimed at the more serious and talented fishermen, and the collegiate events pit not only schools against other schools, but teammates against their own teammates.Each team has two people in one boat, and the number of boats varies from each team. The boats are then sent into the same wake for eight hours and look to bring back their five largest fish. The fish are weighed and those with the highest weights win the majority of the payout.Even though the individual fishers win the prize money rather than the entire team, there is still a strong sense of support between teammates.“It’s great because even though it’s just that one boat that gets the money, everyone will congratulate each other if they win,” public relations chair and four-year member Hunter Cochran said.Most think of fishing as a leisure activity, and people may find the concept of competitive fishing difficult to grasp. But for a small group of people on the team, the competitive spirit comes naturally.For Cochran, her competitive nature stems from fishing with her dad, and always wanting to catch a bigger fish or the most fish. For Dircz, it’s simply about wanting to be better than those you’re competing with — as is the case with all sports.“You are always going to be comparing yourself to your own partner and the other fishers on the water,” Dircz said. “You always want to catch the most and the biggest fish.”And while the competitive nature of fishing is important for a handful of people to the club, the fishing events aren’t the only opportunities the club provides to its members.The organization also offers a variety of socials, opportunities for more recreational fishing and different guest speakers to learn more about fishing.In fact, according to Adam Knowles, three-year veteran of the club, the competitive side of the team is secondary to its social side and emphasizes community.Despite having more than 200 members signed up on their email list, the team is always looking for new participants of all skill levels to take part in the unique experience the organization provides. Anyone can join the club, regardless of their fishing experience.“We really pride ourselves in being able to take people within the student body and being able to help them along,” Knowles said. “We want to show them different ways to make use of the fishing waters that we have here in Madison.”The open and welcoming environment is what makes the club a more unique experience and makes it special, Knowles said.“I think that’s the beauty of the club, because you can be as interested as you want,” he said. “I think all of those actually gain something from being a part of the club. And that goes back to having a sense of community.”last_img read more

first_imgEusebio Di Francesco was sacked as Roma coach after the team crashed out of the Champions League, the Italian club confirmed on Thursday, with former boss Claudio Ranieri tipped to replace him.Roma had taken a 2-1 advantage to Porto for the second leg of their last-16 tie on Wednesday but fell 4-3 on aggregate after a controversial VAR-awarded penalty deep into extra time.“AS Roma can confirm head coach Eusebio Di Francesco has left the club with immediate effect,” the team said in a statement. Eusebio Di Francesco “The club would like to thank Eusebio for his work during his time at AS Roma and wish him success in the future.”An urgent meeting had been called on Thursday in Rome between the club’s top officials to discuss Di Francesco’s future.Club president Jim Pallotta later said: “On behalf of myself and everyone at AS Roma, I’d like to thank Eusebio for his work and his commitment.“Since returning to the club, Eusebio has always acted professionally and put the club’s needs ahead of his own. We all wish him well for the future.”Roma are fifth in Serie A, three points off the Champions League berths for next season, after falling 3-0 last weekend to bitter city rivals Lazio.Di Francesco took over as Roma coach in June 2017.The 49-year-old had received the backing of the players after the defeat to Porto, having led Roma to the Champions League semifinals last season for the first time since 1984.“I hope we’ll continue with him,” said captain Daniele De Rossi.“Di Francesco will remain the coach who took Roma to the Champions League semifinals after who knows how many years and he deserves credit for that. I know this isn’t our best season and the job of a coach will always be tied to results.”Former Roma midfielder Di Francsco helped the team to their last Serie A title as a player in 2001.Ranieri, who memorably guided Leicester City to the 2016 Premier League title before being sacked the following season, coached Roma from September 2009 and February 2011.The 67-year-old Italian’s brief spell as manager of Premier League strugglers Fulham ended last month after only four months in charge.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgConte has reportedly frustrated some of his players with his intense personality and demanding training sessions and their inconsistent performances this season have added fuel to that fire.– Lethargic Chelsea –When Jamie Vardy fired narrowly wide from a tight angle moments later, Conte wore a thunderous expression on the touchline as he contemplated Chelsea’s lethargic start.It took a superb save from Thibaut Courtois to prevent Leicester taking the lead their pressure deserved as the Belgian plunged to his right to claw away a Wilfred Ndidi header.Chelsea threatened when Eden Hazard teed up Cesc Fabregas for a powerful drive that Kasper Schmeichel palmed away.But misplaced passes and lapses of concentration littered Chelsea’s play.Vardy was a constant menace and Conte’s defence again failed to corral the England international, who found space to shoot just wide.An injury that forced Chelsea captain Gary Cahill off late in the first half added to Conte’s problems.Fabregas nearly put Chelsea ahead against the run of play, but the midfielder’s drive was tipped over by Schmeichel.But a key cause of Chelsea’s erratic form has been Alvaro Morata’s struggles and the lacklustre Spain striker has now gone five games without a goal.Chelsea were still in disarray after the interval and Riyad Mahrez’s deflected effort almost crept in, prompting Conte to send on Willian and Pedro for Hazard and Fabregas.The decision to remove Hazard drew jeers from he frustrated Chelsea faithful.Conte’s men were gifted an unexpected lift when Chilwell, booked moments earlier, lunged into a studs-up tackle on Victor Moses in the 68th minute, earning a red card from referee Michael Jones.However, the best Chelsea could manage were harmless long-range strikes from N’Golo Kante and Marcos Alonso as Leicester held firm to leave Conte grumbling his way down the tunnel at full-time.Share on: WhatsApp Even when Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell was sent off midway through the second half for two bookings, the champions were unable to snatch a winner.Chelsea remain third — 15 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City — and have now drawn their last four matches in all competitions.It capped a difficult week for Chelsea boss Conte, who could be in the final months of his turbulent reign despite last season’s title triumph.Responding to a report claiming he will leave at the end of the season, Conte this week said “everything is possible” regarding his future.Conte has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain as the Italian’s relationship with the Chelsea board grows increasingly fractious following disagreements over transfers and his feud with Diego Costa, which led to the striker joining Atletico Madrid.Chelsea are reported to be considering Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique as potential replacements for the 48-year-old.Given the speculation surrounding their manager, it was intriguing to note the response of Chelsea fans.Having grown used to big-name managers coming and going in the era of owner Roman Abramovich, they hardly seemed heartbroken at the possibility of another change on the bench.When a chant of Conte’s name emanated from the stands soon after kick-off, it quickly petered out and the Italian responded with only a bashful clap towards the supporters.Shinji Okazaki had a chance to further dampen the muted atmosphere in the eighth minute when the Leicester striker slid in to meet Chilwell’s cross, but he couldn’t control a close-range shot that ballooned over the bar. London, United Kingdom | AFP | Antonio Conte’s problems mounted as spluttering Chelsea were held to a dour 0-0 draw by 10-man Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.Conte’s side produced a limp display that could easily have seen them beaten by a Leicester team who missed a host of first-half chances.last_img read more