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  • Tons Of Cocaine Was Caught From The Ship Owned By Jp Morgan

    07/15/2019 4:29:37 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    In one of many largest drug busts in U.S. historical past, federal authorities in Philadelphia seized practically 20 tons of cocaine—worth about $1 billion— last month from a ship owned by JP Morgan’s asset management arm. JP Morgan didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from Forbes. U.S. Lawyer William McSwain mentioned in a tweet that the sheer quantity of cocaine may have killed “hundreds of thousands” of individuals. A federal criminal investigation into the alleged smuggling working is ongoing. “This is among the largest drug seizures in the United States historical past. This quantity of cocaine may kill...
  • US Coast Guard leaps onto narco submarine

    07/11/2019 3:59:39 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 30 replies
    The Sun ^ | 11 July 2019
    Crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Munro board a self-propelled semi-submersible that was suspected of being a drug-smuggling vessel worth an estimated $232 million dollars
  • U.S. Seeks U.N. Consent to Interdict North Korean Ships

    09/08/2017 8:11:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    NYT ^ | SEPT. 6, 2017 | DAVID E. SANGER
    U.S. Seeks U.N. Consent to Interdict North Korean Ships By DAVID E. SANGER SEPT. 6, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday circulated a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council that would effectively empower the United States Navy and Air Force to interdict North Korean ships at sea, inspect them to determine whether they are carrying weapons material or fuel into the country, and use “all necessary measures” to enforce compliance. The language is included in a remarkably broad draft that would ban the shipment of all crude oil, refined petroleum and natural gas to North Korea,...
  • Was Russia's 'Hijacked' Ship Carrying Missiles to the Mideast?

    09/01/2009 8:51:14 AM PDT · by Mat_Helm · 20 replies · 1,635+ views
    Time ^ | Monday August 31, 2009 | Simon Shuster / Moscow
    In July, the Russian-manned cargo ship the Arctic Sea disappeared on its way to take timber from Finland to Algeria, sparking reports of the first incident of piracy in European waters since the days of the buccaneers. Experts and observers weighed in with their theories: the ship had been snatched in a commercial dispute; it was being used to run drugs; it was carrying something more precious — or dangerous — than timber. Since then, the Russian navy has found the ship, and the alleged hijackers who boarded it on July 24 have been charged with kidnapping and piracy. The...
  • France Inspecting North Korean Ship ~at an Indian Ocean island off the coast of Africa

    11/16/2006 6:26:23 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 930+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | November 16, 2006 at 12:15:21 PST | JOHN LEICESTER ASSOCIATED PRESS
    PARIS (AP) - French customs officers are inspecting a North Korean ship at an Indian Ocean island off the coast of Africa as part of U.N. sanctions prompted by the communist nation's nuclear test, but they found nothing illegal so far, officials said Thursday. It was the first time a country was known to have stopped a North Korean vessel under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1718 authorizing searches as part of the sanctions imposed on Pyongyang for its nuclear test. Since the resolution was passed Oct. 14, at least four other North Korean vessels have been stopped, but the countries...
  • Royal Australian Air Force F-111 sinks North Korean Drug Ship (VIDEO)

    09/01/2007 2:59:57 PM PDT · by radar101 · 32 replies · 4,099+ views
    Live Leak ^ | 19 AUG 2007 | Live Leak
    After being caught trying to smuggle drugs into Australia the Pong Su was sunk by two 2000-pound (900 kg) laser-guided bombs dropped from an RAAF F-111 aircraft. The deliberate destruction of the freighter was said to deliver a strong message to international drug smuggling rings that the Australian Federal Government would take all measures necessary to stop illegal drug importation.
  • How a Police Dog, Troy the Dutch Shepherd, Led to Michael Vick's Downfall

    08/26/2007 4:46:18 PM PDT · by Shermy · 23 replies · 2,221+ views
    AOL sports ^ | August 24, 2007 | Michael Smith
    One of the aspects of the Michael Vick dog fighting investigation that hasn't gotten much attention is how it all started. So let's explain: It all started with a dog named Troy. Troy is a Dutch shepherd (that's a Dutch shepherd in the photo, but it's not Troy) who joined the police department in Hampton, Va., last year. During a patrol outside a Hampton nightclub in April, Troy alerted his handler that he smelled drugs in the trunk of a car. Police found marijuana in the car, which turned out to belong to Vick's cousin, Davon Boddie. After arresting Boddie,...
  • Man arrested with 3 gallons of 'date-rape drug' GHB in car (on his way to a party in San FRancisco)

    08/24/2007 9:01:32 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,696+ views
    A man who was stopped for speeding was arrested after three gallons of the "date-rape drug" GHB were found in his car, enough for 20,000 doses, authorities said. Daniel Gertz, 37, of Los Angeles, was taken into custody on multiple felony charges including possession and transportation of a narcotic for sale, according to the California Highway Patrol. GHB, which stands for gamma-hydroxybutyrate, creates a euphoric, drunken feeling in low doses and can knock people out in higher amounts. Authorities said Gertz was transporting the drug to a party in San Francisco when he was stopped Wednesday for driving 88 mph...
  • Submarine Carrying 5 tons of Cocaine Seized Off Guatemala

    08/23/2007 12:30:24 PM PDT · by Froufrou · 86 replies · 3,015+ views
    FOX ^ | 08/23/07 | Unknown
    A submarine-like vessel filled with hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cocaine was seized off the Guatemalan coast, U.S. officials said. Four suspected smugglers were operating the self-propelled, semi-submersible vessel when it was located and seized on Sunday evening by officials from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard, the Border Patrol said in a news release Wednesday. When the suspects realized they had been spotted by drug-surveillance aircraft patrolling the eastern Pacific, they scuttled the vessel but were unable to escape. Coast Guard officials, guided by the reconnaissance plane, intercepted the vessel...
  • UK Sailors And Marines Held By Iran (Breaking News)

    03/23/2007 5:17:44 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 274 replies · 8,035+ views
    Sky News ^ | March 23, 2007 | Sky News
    Fifteen British sailors and Marines are being held by Iranian forces, says the Ministry of Defence. More follows...
  • Japan - MSDF engages in secret drills for possible N Korea ship inspections

    11/09/2006 6:09:35 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 418+ views
    Kyodo News (Japan) ^ | November 9, 2006
    ETAJIMA ? The only special squad of the Maritime Self-Defense Force has engaged in secret drills to prepare for Japan's possible inspections of North Korea-related ships under a U.N. Security Council resolution following Pyongyang's nuclear test last month, Kyodo News learned Thursday. The MSDF is carrying out the drills every day at its base in Etajima, a Seto Inland Sea island in Hiroshima Prefecture even though the Japanese government has yet to decide its position on the issue due to legal sensitivities. The government has left various questions unanswered, such as whether it can apply the law on Japan's...
  • The Good News About Nuclear Destruction

    08/24/2006 4:37:54 PM PDT · by shanec · 82 replies · 7,259+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 24th, 2006 | Shane Connor
    The good news about nuclear destruction Posted: August 24, 20061:00 a.m. Eastern By Shane Connor What possible good news could there ever be about nuclear destruction coming to America, whether it is dirty bombs, terrorist nukes or ICBMs from afar? In a word, they are all survivable for the vast majority of American families, if they know what to do beforehand and have made even the most modest preparations. Tragically, though, most Americans today won't give much credence to this good news, much less seek out such vital life-saving instruction, as they have been jaded by our culture's pervasive myths...
  • Iraqis, Coalition Beefing up Border Interdiction

    10/06/2005 8:15:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 215+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 6, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2005 – Iraqi and coalition officials are doing their best to halt shipments of bomb-making materials, expertise and individuals into Iraq, DoD officials said in a Pentagon news conference today. The officials were asked about British Prime Minister Tony Blair's assertion that Iran and Hezbollah are providing materials used to attack coalition targets and destabilize Iraq. Army Brig. Gen. Carter Ham, deputy operations chief on the Joint Staff, said Iraqi security forces had intercepted a shipment of devices from Iran into Iraq about a month ago. "It is principally, as we would expect, an Iraqi issue to...
  • US Intercepted Two NK Shipments

    06/02/2005 9:01:34 AM PDT · by Barlow Hearst · 10 replies · 978+ views
    (via North KoreaZone) The United States and its allies have intercepted two deliveries of materials useful in making nuclear and chemical weapons by North Korea, the State Department said Tuesday. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher made the disclosure in remarks to reporters, citing 11 successful efforts in the past nine months by the United States and its allies in an anti-proliferation campaign, called the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI). `I have cited two cases involving North Korea. I¡¯ve cited several cases involving countries of proliferation concern, including Iran,¡¯¡¯ Boucher said in a press briefing. ``In addition, we worked to impede the...
  • NYT: White House May Go to U.N. Over North Korean Shipments

    04/24/2005 10:18:42 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 11 replies · 467+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 25, 2005 | DAVID E. SANGER
    The Bush administration, facing a series of recent provocations from North Korea, is debating a plan to seek a United Nations resolution empowering all nations to intercept shipments in or out of the country that may contain nuclear materials or components, say senior administration officials and diplomats who have been briefed on the proposal. The resolution envisioned by a growing number of senior administration officials would amount to a quarantine of North Korea, though, so far at least, President Bush's aides are not using that word. It would enable the United States and other nations to intercept shipments in international...
  • Sea terrorists could slip through net

    04/19/2005 12:56:48 PM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 15 replies · 631+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 20, 2005 | Elizabeth Colman
    AN Australian port could be attacked or a ferry hijacked by terrorists to transport weapons of mass destruction, because of gaps in the maritime border security net. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has found a lack of awareness from states and the federal Government about the specific threats posed from the sea. "A determined and expert terrorist is still likely to have little difficulty in entering Australia by sea, and will probably only be defeated by advance intelligence of his movements," the institute says in a report titled Future unknown: the terrorist threat to Australian maritime security. "We have high...
  • Request for Stories of Suspicious Incidents Throughout the Country

    03/02/2005 6:10:54 PM PST · by milford421 · 16 replies · 667+ views
    3/2/05 | milford421
    Compiling a list of suspicious incidents nationwide, including train derailments, chemical/oil refinery fires and or explosions, etc. Don't forget to include news link for source. Please send to my attention.
  • WND 'Why First Responders Won't Respond'

    02/14/2005 1:42:47 PM PST · by shanec · 53 replies · 2,142+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Feb. 14, 2005 | Shane Connor
    <p>Though the war on terror continues, the U.S. government has left the public completely exposed to the aftermath of a radiological attack. There is no better evidence of this than the actions of the Department of Homeland Security. The DHS is very focused on interdiction, government continuity and infrastructure protection, but it has not yet prepared for civil defense, which is the protection of civilians in time of war or disaster.</p>
  • Documents Challenge Kojo Annan's Story

    12/16/2004 5:00:18 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 6 replies · 874+ views
    Fox.com ^ | Dec. 16 2004 | Jonathan Hunt
    WASHINGTON — Documents seen by FOX News suggest a conflict of interest may exist between Kofi Annan's (search) son, the Swiss company he worked for and the United Nations. Congressional investigators are examining those records and thousands of pages of others as part of their probe into the controversial U.N. Oil-for-Food (search) program. FOX News was permitted to review some documents but not make copies. Kojo Annan (search), the son of the U.N. secretary general, claims he has never been involved directly or indirectly with any business related to the United Nations. And Cotecna Inspection S.A., the company Kojo worked...
  • As Nuclear Secrets Emerge in Khan Inquiry, More Are Suspected

    12/26/2004 5:27:25 AM PST · by Arjun · 17 replies · 1,471+ views
    When experts from the US and the IAEA came upon blueprints for a 10-kiloton atomic bomb in the files of the Libyan weapons program earlier this year, they found themselves caught between gravity and pettiness. The discovery gave the experts a new appreciation of the audacity of the rogue nuclear network led by A. Q. Khan, a chief architect of Pakistan's bomb. Intelligence officials had watched Dr. Khan for years and suspected that he was trafficking in machinery for enriching uranium to make fuel for warheads. But the detailed design represented a new level of danger, particularly since the Libyans...