6 tons of ‘cocaine’ seized in Uruguay

first_imgNaval and customs officers seizedabout 4.4 tons of the drug in Montevideo port. It had been hidden in four soyflour containers destined for Lome, the capital of Togo. Naval and customs officers seized about 4.4 tons of cocaine in Montevideo port, Uruguay. AFP Another 1.5 tons was later found on aranch, local reports said. The drugs have an estimated total street value ofaround $1.3bn (£1bn).  The ranch’s owner and his son werearrested along with two workers. The country’s previous record haul wasin November, when authorities uncovered a container with three tons of cocainealso in Montevideo.(BBC) URUGUAY – Authorities here said theyseized a record haul of around six tons of cocaine, calling it the biggestsetback for traffickers in the country’s history. Uruguay is increasingly being used asa transit point to move drugs from Latin America to Africa and Europe.last_img read more

Race For Premier League Promotion: Sheffield United Edge Yorkshire Derby To Go Top In…

first_imgSheffield United have gone to the top of the English Championship table for the first time in over a decade after they defeated Yorkshire rivals Leeds United 2-1 in their Matchday 14 clash on Friday.Billy Sharp gave the visitors an early lead as at the 3rd minute on his return to Elland Road before Calvin Phillips equalised for Leeds United as both sides settled for a 1-1 scoreline at halftime. The two teams had opportunities to increase their tally in the second half but it was only Sheffield United who took theirs as substitute David Brooks scored with nine minutes remaining to hand his boyhood club the maximum points.With the win, Sheffield United (30 points) leapfrog former leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers (29 points) and Cardiff City (27 points) into top spot ahead of their meeting with Queens Park Rangers and Millwall on Saturday. Leeds United stay in 4th position with 23 points. RelatedThe Big Seven Matches This WeekendFebruary 9, 2018In “England”Premier League Promotion Latest: Leaders Wolves Move Seven Points Clear With Sheffield Wednesday WinDecember 16, 2017In “England”FA Cup: Liverpool’s Youngest Team Sets Up Chelsea Tie, Rooney Set For Man Utd ReunionFebruary 5, 2020In “England”last_img read more