Tons of Cocaine Seized at FARC Lab in Colombia

first_img The Colombian Army dismantled a drug lab that belonged to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and seized 3.9 tons of alkaloids in a rural area at Cauca department, a military source informed on March 16. “The joint operation with the Prosecutor’s Office was carried out in a rural area near the village of El Zanjal, in Timbiquí jurisdiction (Cauca). We were able to seize 3.9 tons of cocaine, as well as other supplies,” Colonel Jorge Mora, who commands the Army’s Special Brigade against drug trafficking, said. The drugs, seized on March 13 and valued at $22.2 million, were shown to the press at an Air Base in Tumaco Port, located in the department of Nariño on the Pacific coast. The lab had the capacity to produce over a ton of cocaine per day, serving as financial support for the FARC’s Joint West Command. Furthermore, the premises had the capacity to lodge at least 70 people, with two warehouses in which to store the cocaine. Before finding the lab, military troops engaged in combat against guerrillas from FARC’s Front 60, according to Mora. “This big production center was used for funding the 6th, 8th, 29th, 30th, 60th and Manuel Cepeda Vargas fronts, which operate in the departments of Valle del Cauca and Nariño, (on the border with Ecuador),” he stated. The Prosecutor’s Office said that the drug was sent through the Pacific to the United States. “There, some of the drugs are exchanged for weapons, ammunition, and explosives, presumably for the FARC.” According to the U.N., Colombia is the main cocaine producer worldwide, along with Peru. Every year, local authorities seize hundreds of tons of drugs from guerrillas, criminal paramilitaries and drug trafficking gangs. These cargos are mainly transported to Europe, Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico, where cartels such as Tijuana, Juárez, Los Zetas and Sinaloa operate. In February, President Juan Manuel Santos ordered the local authorities and the Prosecutor’s Office to investigate the alleged presence of Mexican cartel members, especially the Sinaloa, in Nariño and Valle del Cauca. By Dialogo March 20, 2013last_img read more

Wildcat And Patriot Harriers Battle It Out

first_imgThe Wildcat Girls Cross Country team put forth a great effort, but fell short by one point against Union County 27-28. Senior, Taylor Stewart, took the lead early, but was overtaken by Union County’s Vanessa West and Priscilla Kelly. Junior, Katelyn Meyer, then took the 3rd place spot for most of the race. By the end of the race, Taylor Stewart moved into 3rd place, and Katelyn Meyer ended in 4th place. Junior, Kairee Hodapp, claimed 5th place. Stewart had a season PR with a time of 23:52. Freshman, Katherine Apsley, had a PR, as well as juniors, Adrianna Squarcia and Roxana Moisil. Even though the Wildcat ladies did not take away the win, it was a great race.The Wildcat Boys Cross Country team gave an impressive performance on the Union County cross country course winning 36-22. They ended the race with the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th place spots. Sophomore, Drew Grant, took 2nd place. Junior, Kyle Seibert, took 3rd place. Tanner Lainhart, with a season PR of 20:34, tok 4th place. And, Freshman, Ben Maze took 5th place, with a personal best time of 20:49. This was the best showing for the boys as a whole team, with many team members achieving personal bests, including sophomores Matthew Kleier and Damian Sailor. Damian Sailor improved his time by almost 5 minutes from his last meet.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Stacey Nobbe.last_img read more

Chelsea demand £80m N’Golo Kante transfer fee

first_img Conte is also keen on fellow Chelsea stars Olivier Giroud and Emerson Palmieri from his former side – although faces a stand-off with Inter to get his transfer requests approved. The Italian outfit also need to raise funds in order to fund a move for Kante, even before trying to match his £150,000-a-week wages. Roberto Gagliardini, Matias Vecino, Marcelo Brozovic and even Eriksen could all be shipped out to finance the transfer. Kante faces a battle for game time in Lampard’s midfield three with Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount often playing together last term. read also:FA Cup final: N’Golo Kante, Willian hand Chelsea fitness boost Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s return to fitness, Ross Barkley’s form, the emergence of Billy Gilmour and the return of Ethan Ampadu mean the Blues boss is well stocked in midfield, especially with young British players. And the sale of Kante could help cover the costs of Kai Havertz’s transfer from Bayer Leverkusen with the German on the brink of a £90m move. That will take the Blues’ summer spending beyond £200m while Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr and Xavier Mbuyamba joined for free. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThailand’s 10 Most Iconic LandmarksCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better12 Marvel Superheroes Before The FameBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World Chelsea will demand £80million from any club aspiring to hire N’Golo Kante this summers. The Frenchman, 29, is facing an uncertain future with Frank Lampard still seemingly undecided whether or not to keep him in his plans. And according to the Express, the Blues have decided they would accept any offers of £80m should they come in. Inter Milan look the most likely side to land Kante in this transfer window. Former Blues boss Antonio Conte brought Kante from Leicester to Stamford Bridge in 2016. And it is thought the Italian would be keen on a reunion at the San Siro. Conte has already snapped up Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, Christian Eriksen, Ashley Young and Victor Moses from the Premier League since joining Inter a year ago. But landing the World Cup and two-time Premier League winner would be a major coup for the Europa League finalists, who are also eyeing Lionel Messi.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more