Brazil: Security Forces Seize Three Tons of Marijuana

first_img Mexican officials to try alleged teenage killer as a minor Panama: Police seize more than two tons of cocaine Colombia: Police seize 105 kilograms of cocaine BOGOTÁ, Colombia – President Juan Manuel Santos’ administration scored a victory in its fight against narcotics when police recently seized 105 kilograms (231 pounds) of cocaine hidden in a shipment of fruit bound for the United States. The narcotic was discovered in the cargo area of the Alfonso Bonilla Aragón airport in the city of Cali in the department of Valle del Cauca, said Col. Carlos Alfonso Aguirre, the head of the Department of Ports and Airports of the Narcotics Division. Aguirre said the cocaine, which had a street value of about US$4.2 million, was initially headed for the island of San Andrés but “had as transit places countries in Central America, and the final destination would have been the United States.” No arrests were made, but police have launched an investigation to determine who owned the cocaine, according to the Colombian websites El and El CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico – The Federal Police have apprehended seven suspected gunmen who allegedly are members of the Gente Nueva, a group that works on behalf of the Sinaloa drug cartel. Federal Police officers confiscated five AK-47 assault rifles, about 300 rounds of ammunition and two vehicles from the suspects in the city that has become the country’s murder capital, the Public Safety Secretariat said, according to EFE. Police arrested José Ángel Juárez, Héctor Triana Aldaba, Gilberto Román Arguijo Rosales, Ángel Horacio Valles Peña, Juan Carlos Ramírez Rodríguez, Cristian Raymundo Miranda Juárez and Julian Ernesto Ordoñez Oliva during the operation, the secretariat said, according to EFE. José Ángel Juárez, Ángel Horacio Valles Peña, Juan Carlos Ramírez Rodríguez and Julian Ernesto Ordoñez Oliva have criminal records – for robbery and drug trafficking – according to the Federal Police’s Intelligence Center. The arrests were carried out after Federal Police received an anonymous phone call about two vehicles with armed men in the neighborhood of Praderas de la Sierra, in the southern section of Ciudad Juárez, according to EFE. The suspects, who range from 18 to 39, are mainly from the state of Chihuahua, home to Ciudad Juárez. Gente Nueva has been locked in a turf war with La Línea, which has partnered with the Juárez cartel in the fight to possess the state’s lucrative smuggling routes into the United States. The operation resulted in the apprehension of 11 Colombians, nine Spaniards, three Algerians and a Romanian national, and authorities are pursuing at least five more suspects in connection with the case. The Civil Guard seized a kilo of cocaine, €13,000 (US$17,227) in cash, and €40,000 (US$53,009) in property during the operation, according to the Colombian website El Colombiano. By Dialogo December 09, 2010 Spain: Police arrest 24 suspected narcotics traffickerscenter_img CUERNAVACA, Mexico – A 14-year-old boy who allegedly had a role in four beheadings on behalf of a drug cartel will be tried under a state juvenile law that carries a maximum three-year prison sentence if found guilty. The juvenile court judge in the state of Morelos could have ruled the boy, known only has “Edgar,” be tried in federal court because of the severity of his alleged crimes. The judge said national law allows him to take cases involving minors facing federal charges. Edgar, who goes by the alias “El Ponchis,” is facing murder, organized crime and other charges in the state of Morelos. RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Security forces recently confiscated three tons of marijuana in a housing complex in the Complexo do Alemão a week after about 2,500 police officers had descended into the slum to quell an uprising by suspected narcotics traffickers. The marijuana had been stashed in a hidden room behind a fake wall in a residence in the area known as Fasendinha, one of the 15 slums comprising Complexo do Alemão. The bust came after police and soldiers confiscated 33.8 tons of marijuana, 313.9 kilograms (692 pounds) of cocaine, 54 kilograms (119 pounds) of crack, and about two kilograms of hashish (4.4 pounds), as well as an array of assault rifles and grenades during a recent seven-day period that ended on Dec. 5, according to EFE. Edgar was apprehended last week along with his 19-year-old sister at an airport south of the nation’s capital. Officials allege he works on behalf of the Cartel of the South Pacific, an organization comprised of members who left the Beltrán Leyva cartel. “I participated in four executions, but I did it drugged and under threat that if I didn’t, they would kill me,” the boy told federal prosecutors, according to The Associated Press. PANAMA CITY, Panama – Police arrested three suspects in connection with the confiscation of 2,030 kilos (4,471 pounds) of cocaine, a senior prosecutor said on Dec. 5. Nataniel Murgas said the narcotic was seized during a traffic stop, when police discovered it hidden in a tank with a double bottom that was being towed by a van on Dec. 4. The police learned of the vehicle’s location because of a tip, he added. The bust occurred at a checkpoint in Guabala, in the province of Chiriquí, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) west of the nation’s capital, Murgas said. Police arrested a Panamanian and a Mexican who were escorting the van in a pickup truck, as well as a Honduran national who was driving the van, EFE reported. Law enforcement officials also confiscated three guns discovered inside the truck, according to a police report. Panama’s security forces have seized 71 tons of narcotics, mostly cocaine, so far this year, according to the Public Safety Ministry. Mexico: Federal Police arrest seven suspected cartel hitmen PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain – Eleven Colombians and nine Spaniards were among 24 suspected narcotics traffickers who were arrested during a nearly two-week operation carried out by the Civil Guard, officials said. Authorities said the suspects allegedly worked for an organization that trafficked cocaine in the Formentera in the Balearic Islands in the western Mediterranean Sea, near the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. last_img read more

Jets’ successful pass interference challenge shows how rule will work

first_img“In #NYJvsNYG, the defender significantly hinders the receiver’s opportunity to catch the ball. The ruling on the field is changed because there is clear and obvious visual evidence of defensive pass interference.” – AL— NFL Officiating (@NFLOfficiating) August 9, 2019Gase explained in his postgame press conference that the Jets were pleased with the result of their challenge, but also acknowledged there could be confusion around it as the season goes on.“It’s interesting. We just got to keep working through it,” Gase told reporters. “I’m sure there will be mistakes made along the way where it’s like should we have challenged that, should we have not of. You are trying to go off of the way that we’ve been explained over the years of of the whole DPI, OPI, so that seemed like the right time, and we all felt good about it and then we got the result that we wanted.” The Jets’ Adam Gase became the first coach to successfully test out the new pass interference challenge rule in his team’s preseason opener Thursday against the Giants. The call came during the third quarter when Jets quarterback Davis Webb threw an incomplete pass. It was intended for Tim White, but Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine was seen on the replay holding White’s left wrist while the ball was coming toward the two players. No flag was thrown, but Gase challenged the no-call. The Jets ultimately were rewarded with a gain of 33 yards on the play after officials determined Ballentine interfered.NFL senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron explained the challenge on Twitter through the NFL’s officiating account, writing: “The defender significantly hinders the receiver’s opportunity to catch the ball. The ruling on the field is changed because there is clear and obvious visual evidence of defensive pass interference.”  Related News The Broncos were the first team to challenge the pass interference rule last week in the Hall of Fame Game against the Falcons, though they were unsuccessful. The first challenge of a pass interference call.Hear the explanation behind the call.— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) August 2, 2019The league’s competition committee unanimously recommended the rule for instant replay of pass interference for this season only. NFL owners can then decide to extend, alter or eliminate it entirely.The change comes after last season’s NFC championship game between the Saints and the Rams when there was a non-call on Los Angeles’ Nickell Robey-Coleman, though replays showed clear contact on the play. NFL preseason 2019: Kyler Murray nearly perfect in Cardinals debut NFL preseason 2019: 3 takeaways from the first big night NFL news and notes: 49ers’ Nick Bosa to miss the preseason; Browns trade running back to Texanslast_img read more

Online Registration for the 10th Annual Sarajevo Half Marathon starts!

first_imgThe 10th Sarajevo half marathon, which carries the official title “Coca-Cola Sarajevo half marathon”, will be held on the 18th of September, at 9 am.Association Marathon Sarajevo will organize this prestigious and mass sports and recreational manifestation with international character again, and Coca-Cola will be the main sponsor of Sarajevo half marathon this year as well. Half-marathon weekend will bring more than 1,000 overnight stays to Sarajevo thanks to the participants and other guests who will come primarily from the region, as well as from around thirty other countries.“We are proud on the 10th anniversary of the partnership with one of the most important sports and recreational events in BiH. Coca-Cola’s strategic orientation for projects on encouraging active lifestyles connected us on organization of the first half marathon. In the very beginning, we recognized the importance of this race and since then we are continuously helping its growth and development. We are proud of the reputation that half marathon has gained in the past 10 years, which is confirmed by the increasing number of participants and partners every year, as well as with the contribution that was made by the popularization of active lifestyle and promotion of Sarajevo as an important destination on the world map of cities that are organizers of half marathon. With the organization of 10th half marathon we are another step closer to achieving a common vision “Sarajevo – the city of marathon,” said Alma Sahbaz, Public Relations Manager at Coca-Cola HBC B-H Sarajevo.Sarajevo half marathon, year after year, gathers an increasing number of participants interested in active lifestyles, both in BiH and other countries. This year is expected the participation of more than 2,000 participants, and besides the traditional half-marathon and Novo Nordisk Fun Run race / walk, organizers will provide the relay half marathon and organize a “Kids ‘Run’ short race for children. At this stage it is important that everyone who want to be part of this unique day in Sarajevo, take the online registration as soon as possible in order to reserve a number and place at the desired race.Applications for Sarajevo Coca-Cola half marathon are opened on and additional motivation for participation will be socially responsible character of the entire project, or humanitarian activities that will be organized in each of the 4 races on Sunday, the 18th of September.The slogan “Half marathon – Full experience” will be the main motto for the promotion of culture, history, architecture, cuisine and other aspects why everyone have to visit Sarajevo.(Source: read more