Costa Rica’s Coast Guard Makes Large Cocaine Seizure

first_imgThe Coast Guard stopped the boat, which had an Ecuadorean flag hand painted on its side, in an area of international waters that’s commonly used by narco-traffickers to transport drugs between Panama and Costa Rica. Coast Guard agents confiscated the cocaine, which was wrapped in eight bags, and transported it to the Prosecutor’s Office in Province of Puntarenas. The country disbanded its Army in 1948, leaving the Coast Guard responsible for protecting Costa Rican waters. The Central American nation is a key transshipment point for international drug traffickers who transport cocaine from South America into Mexico, the United States, Canada and Europe. About 80 percent of the cocaine that reaches the United States is trafficked through Mexico and Central America, the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board stated in its 2014 Report. Costa Rica made important strides in its counter-narcotics fight in 2014, seizing more than 26 metric tons of cocaine – a record amount for one year and up from 21.8 metric tons seized in 2013. During the year Costa Rican law enforcement authorities confiscated $13 million (USD) from narco-traffickers and broke up 124 national and international criminal organizations. Costa Rica’s Coast Guard recently arrested three Colombians in connection with the seizure of between 200 and 300 kilograms the suspects allegedly hid on a boat in the Pacific Ocean. The Coast Guard stopped the boat, which had an Ecuadorean flag hand painted on its side, in an area of international waters that’s commonly used by narco-traffickers to transport drugs between Panama and Costa Rica. Coast Guard agents confiscated the cocaine, which was wrapped in eight bags, and transported it to the Prosecutor’s Office in Province of Puntarenas. Costa Rica’s Coast Guard recently arrested three Colombians in connection with the seizure of between 200 and 300 kilograms the suspects allegedly hid on a boat in the Pacific Ocean. By Dialogo April 09, 2015 The country disbanded its Army in 1948, leaving the Coast Guard responsible for protecting Costa Rican waters. The Central American nation is a key transshipment point for international drug traffickers who transport cocaine from South America into Mexico, the United States, Canada and Europe. About 80 percent of the cocaine that reaches the United States is trafficked through Mexico and Central America, the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board stated in its 2014 Report. Costa Rica made important strides in its counter-narcotics fight in 2014, seizing more than 26 metric tons of cocaine – a record amount for one year and up from 21.8 metric tons seized in 2013. During the year Costa Rican law enforcement authorities confiscated $13 million (USD) from narco-traffickers and broke up 124 national and international criminal organizations.last_img read more

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Princeton University removes Woodrow Wilson’s name from school

first_imgPrinceton University said Saturday it was removing the name of president Woodrow Wilson from its public policy school and a residential college, calling the former US leader a racist.The Ivy League school’s board of trustees “concluded that Woodrow Wilson’s racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school or college whose scholars, students, and alumni must stand firmly against racism in all its forms,” university President Christopher Eisgruber said in a statement.Wilson served two terms as US president, from 1913 to 1921. He was the founding father of the League of Nations, a forerunner of the United Nations, and embodied the end of American isolationism. But the 28th US president also supported racist policies, notably allowing segregation in federal agencies even after they had been racially integrated for decades.”He not only acquiesced in, but added to the persistent practice of racism in this country, a practice that continues to do harm today,” Eisgruber said.The New Jersey university will now be home to the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. A residential college named after Wilson will be known as First College.Since the May 25 death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American killed by a white police officer who knelt on his neck, the United States has been swept by civil unrest with protesters demanding the end of systemic racism. Businesses and institutions have been examining their roles in perpetuating injustice.The efforts are even gaining ground in highly conservatives places like Mississippi, where lawmakers on Saturday took procedural steps to redesign the southern state’s flag, which prominently features a Confederate emblem.Governor Tate Reeves has said he will sign any bill passed by lawmakers to change the banner.Topics :last_img read more

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British racecourses appoint i-neda for forthcoming pool betting operation

first_img Related Articles Irish racing cancelled as Varadkar increases COVID-19 measures March 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Paris tracks face second shutdown as government changes coronavirus policy May 20, 2020 Share Share BHA extends racing suspension beyond end of April April 16, 2020 Submit British racecourses have appointed i-neda to provide technology support for the sport’s forthcoming pool betting operation. This means that the company will provide the technology platform for the new pool betting operation which is set to go live across the bulk of British racecourses in July 2018. UK based i-neda was founded in 2002 and has extensive experience of delivering pool betting solutions in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. Since 2009 i-neda has provided Tote Ireland with its online wagering solution for online users across platforms in addition to account management, call centre and payment management systems. The i-neda systems have managed over 30 million transactions and it’s now the largest provider of international pool bets for British Racing, with customers including the likes of OPAP in Greece and MaltCo in Malta. In addition, i-neda provides the total wagering solution for British Racing’s largest international customer, the Israel Sports Betting Board.Nigel Roddis, Managing Director of the Project Steering Board which is overseeing British Racing’s future pool betting operation, said: “After an extensive tender process we are delighted to have appointed i-neda. The company has the experience and innovative approach that will help ensure we develop a technology infrastructure that will provide a first -class customer betting experience. “We are aiming for this to enhance the appeal and experience of betting on racing for existing and new fans of the sport. We look forward to providing further details about our plans in due course.” Martin Pickering, i-neda CEO, commented: “We are pleased to be have been selected as the technology provider for this exciting project.  Our development team and support staff, based in Farnborough, have a proven track record of delivering successful, innovative wagering solutions and we look forward to playing our part in this landmark project for British Racing.”As of the time of writing, a total of 54 racecourses have signed commitments to launch this new service. These include those under the banners of Jockey Club Racecourses, such as Aintree, Cheltenham, Epsom Downs and both Newmarket racecourses; and Arena Racing Company, including Chepstow, Doncaster and Lingfield Park; large independent tracks including the likes of Goodwood, Newbury and York; smaller independent courses Cartmel, Ludlow, Plumpton and Salisbury; and all of Scottish Racing: Ayr, Hamilton Park, Kelso, Perth and Musselburgh.last_img read more

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