British Virgin Islands Premier arrested in Miami on drug trafficking charges

U.S. 04/29/22, 16:48

According to the Miami Herald, the Premier of the British Virgin Islands and the port director were arrested in Miami on drug trafficking and money laundering charges on April 28. According to a DEA affidavit filed by U.S. Attorney Frederic Shadley, Premier Andrew Alturo Fahie and Port Director Oleanvine Pickering Maynard ...

21-month-old toddler overdosed on cocaine, Florida couple charged with negligence

U.S. 06/08/21, 03:44

After their 21-month-old baby overdosed, a Florida couple was charged with child negligence. Kaitlyn Van Dorn and her partner Blake Pavey were arrested, facing felony charges, according to Sarasota County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kaitlyn Perez. The charges are connected with an incident, when a 911 call was received from a Venice home ...

Hugo Chávez ordered the flooding of United States with FARC cocaine

South America 09/17/19, 12:45

The former president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, ordered his subordinates to coordinate actions to flood the United States with cocaine produced by the Marxist guerrilla FARC, since 2005. U.S. federal prosecutors reported these attempts by the leftist regime to harm American society, according to documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal. For ...

Agents seize $77 million of cocaine at New York-area port

New York 03/11/19, 13:51

Customs agents have seized the biggest shipment of cocaine recovered at the ports of New York and New Jersey in 25 years. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says 3,200 pounds of the drug in 60 packages were seized at Port New York/Newark on Feb. 28. The street value is estimated at ...

CBP officers intercept shipment of cocaine valued at over $19 million

U.S. 02/23/19, 11:28

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working at the Savannah seaport last November encountered a commercial shipment of pineapples that originated in Cartagena, Colombia. During a physical inspection, officers discovered 450 packages weighing 1,157 pounds concealed in the produce. A subsequent field test confirmed that ...

The tobacco industry plays price games to make it even tougher to quit smoking

News 11/09/18, 03:21

It is thought about two in three smokers want to kick their deadly habit, and with good reason – the same proportion of them are believed to die prematurely because of smoking. Around the world, the habit kills more than 6m people a year. Yet quitting is notoriously difficult. Smoking tobacco is an addictive habit that the UK ...

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