Smugglers reportedly tried to send drugs to Spain under the guise of transporting mined Minerals.
November 28, 2013
We thought that nothing could beat the smugglers who hid their powdery cargo in Guyana in religious items, rum, Cake, Fish, wig, lumber, fruits, recently we EGG PLANT and we can go on and on, but a new case in PERU is giving them a run for their (drug) money. A group of smugglers attempted to send a very large amount of cocaine to Spain by hiding it inside rocks.
The shipment was very carefully stowed away in a standard minerals transport container. However, when intelligence agents from
CANU PERU investigated more closely, they found that they were able to break open the rocks to reveal the small containers of cocaine hidden inside.
Perhaps even more surprising than their method of transport is the quantity of cocaine they were trying to move:that agents discovered is a total of 141 kilograms of cocaine.
The smugglers hid the drugs in containers belonging to the mining company Comercializadora Minera del Norte E.I.R.L.
Drug enforcement agents say that operations such as this one are often run and financed by Colombian citizens who set up shell companies in Peru in order to hide their illicit activity.
Cocaine with an estimated street value of close to a half-a-billion Jamaican dollars was seized at the Kingston Container Terminal, located at Port Bustamante, in Kingston this morning.
According to the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division, this is the largest drug seizure in Jamaica this year.
The police say no one has been arrested in connection with the seizure.
The police say security personnel and members of the contraband enforcement team were making checks at the
facility when they came upon an empty container.
A search of the container revealed ten travelling bags with several rectangular parcels containing 362 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of $494 million.
According to the police, the container originated in Venezuela and was destined for the Netherlands.
How that’s a Drug Bust to talk about, hundreds of kilos of Cocaine is entering Guyana often and none is ever intercepted, only a few kilos here and there is being intercepted form time to time whiles on its way out By POLICE/CID, the Customs Anti-narcotic Unit CANU, and no major Drug dealer ever convicted in Guyana although most of them are known.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
Message on International Anti-Corruption Day
9 December 2013
Corruption suppresses economic growth by driving up costs, and undermines the sustainable management of the environment and natural resources. It breaches fundamental human rights, exacerbates poverty and increases inequality by diverting funds from health care, education and other essential services. The malignant effects of corruption are felt by billions of people everywhere. It is driven by and results in criminal activity, malfunctioning state institutions and weak governance.
Good governance is critical for sustainable development, and vital in combating organized crime. Every link in the trafficking chain is vulnerable to corruption, from the bribes paid to corrupt officials by dealers in arms and drugs to the fraudulent permits and licenses used to facilitate the illicit trade in natural resources.
Corruption is also rife in the world of sport and business, and in public procurement processes. In the last decade,
the private sector has increasingly recognized its role in fighting corruption. A Call to Action launched by the United Nations Global Compact and partners is mobilizing businesses and Governments to engage in transparent procurement. Guidelines are also being developed to help business fight corruption in sport sponsorship and hospitality.
The UN is strongly committed to fulfilling its own obligations. Operating in some of the world’s most unstable environments, the UN faces multifaceted corruption risks that can undermine our efforts to advance development, peace and human rights. We have developed a robust system of internal controls and continue to remain vigilant and work hard to set an example of integrity.
The impending economic and political crisis in Guyana is not an accident; it was caused by an out of control and corrupt, political Stalinist oligarchy that controls the ruling party.
Since November 2011, the failure of the minority PPP regime to accept that they continue to bleed politically, has led to a series of desperate acts of political bullyism, spiteful actions and the reckless squandering of taxpayers’ money, that have exacerbated the financial hardship of the masses.
The Jagdeo/Ramotar cabal has and continues to close deals, using the resources of the people like if they are running a cake shop. Why is the PPP playing politics with the lives of hard working Guyanese? Why is the PPP offering these workers slave-like wages as if they are plantation workers? We have concluded that the cabal is only concerned with their own well-being.
Each day brings another damaging corrupt scandal from controversial back-room deals that will never stand the scrutiny of any proper procurement process. If one is to observe all the PPP-led deals they have common traits – no competition, a family member or a friend of the party gets the deal, and a Continue reading
The Firefighter Trampoline vs. Mattresses.
1904 Firefighter Trampoline
Jumping from a burning building has long been, and remains, the last resort of a desperate victim, usually with less than optimum results. However, on November 10, 1904, two girls jumped from an overcrowded fire escape platform, and this time things were different. They were caught by New York City firefighters using an unusual circular fabric device, a safety net. Now more recognized in comedic videos and seen in museums, the Browder Safety Net was at one time a common piece of equipment for ladder companies. Developed by a Civil War veteran by the name of Thomas F. Browder in 1887; he continued to evolve and improve the design, adding additional patents in 1900.
2013 Firefighter used Mattress
Guyana Fire Service, life saving equipments and tactics is questionable, in 2013, the Guyana Fire Service is using mattress to save a jumper life because the service has no life net, currently, with the PPP/C Government spending billions of US dollars on all types worthless developments and not to mention 100s of millions unaccounted for a life net for our fire services is least important.
Fire Chief Marlon Gentle should be embarrassed Continue reading
FIFA.COM : Spain, the Netherlands, Chile and Australia will make up the proverbial ‘group of death’ at the 20th FIFA World Cup™, while Uruguay, Italy, England and Costa Rica will comprise another intriguing pool.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela has died aged 95
Mr Mandela had suffered from a series of lung infections over the past two years and died at home in the company of his family.
The news of his passing was made in a statement made by South African President Jacob Zuma which was broadcast on national TV.
“Our nation has lost its greatest son,” said Mr Zuma, who praised the Mandela family for sacrificing so much “so that our people could be free”.
“Our thoughts are with the South African people who today mourn the loss of the one person who more than any other came to embody their sense of a common nation,” he said from Pretoria.
“Our thoughts are with the millions of people across the world who embraced Madiba as their own and who saw his cause as their cause.
Nelson Mandela Biography
Rolihlahla Mandela was born into the Madiba clan in Mvezo, Transkei, on July 18, 1918, to Nonqaphi Nosekeni and Nkosi Mphakanyiswa Gadla Mandela, principal counsellor to the Acting King of the Thembu people, Jongintaba Dalindyebo.
After his father’s death in 1927, the young Rolihlahla became a ward of Jongintaba at the Great Place in Mqhekezweni. Hearing the elder’s stories of his ancestor’s valour during the wars of resistance, he dreamed also of making his own contribution to the freedom struggle of his people.
He attended primary school in Qunu where his teacher Miss Mdingane gave him the name Nelson, in accordance with the custom to give all school children “Christian” names.
He completed his Junior Certificate at Clarkebury Boarding Institute and went on to Healdtown, a Wesleyan secondary school of some repute, where he matriculated.
Nelson Mandela began his studies for a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University College of Fort Hare but did not
complete the degree there as he was expelled for joining in Continue reading