Cocaine

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Sep 30th, 2012
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Luck betrayed a 65-year-old grandmother, Hassan Fatimat Abike also known as Chika Okoye, who attempted to smuggle 1.740kg of cocaine into London concealed in herbal syrup. It was not her fist time of going to London as the drug was packed in balloons and inserted in 10 plastic containers of herbal sy...
By benim
In Gambia
Oct 12th, 2011
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Banjul – A Gambian court on Wednesday sentenced eight foreigners to 50 years in prison for trafficking cocaine worth a billion dollars. The convicts are four Venezuelans, two Dutchmen, a Mexican and a Nigerian, an AFP correspondent reported. Another accused Venezuelan died before the judgement....
By benim
In Uncategorized
Sep 16th, 2011
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The record company behind U2 and Lady Gaga was allegedly used by a drug-trafficking ring for its cases stuffed with cocaine and $20 bills. Rap music manager James Rosemond, 46, known as ‘Jimmy Henchmen’ was indicted three months ago on drug trafficking charges. Members of his organisation allegedly u...
By benim
In Australia
Aug 31st, 2011
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Hundreds of mourners who gathered for a traditional Greek Orthodox funeral service near Athens were in for a surprise when they were served cocaine-coated biscuits. Relatives of the deceased had ordered the traditional biscuits or “kouramiedes” for the reception following the service from a local bak...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Mar 17th, 2011
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A FORMER Nigerian soccer player and his wife had their young daughter with them when they were caught smuggling cocaine into Brisbane, a court heard. In the Supreme Court in Brisbane, Commonwealth prosecutor Kylie Ward explained most of the submissions in the case were done in writing because of the ...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 22nd, 2011
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Lagos – A Nigerian ex-convict has excreted 65 wraps of cocaine and heroin he had ingested with the aim of trafficking them to Australia, the anti-drug agency said on Tuesday. “The drug convict, Dunu Chukwunyere Enoch, was nabbed on February 16 2011 and has been under observation but compl...
By benim
In Ghana
Dec 14th, 2010
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Embassy cables reveal concerns over Latin American cartels and terror groups using west Africa as drug route into Europe. When an unidentified plane crashed into the desert in northern Mali in November 2009, it was immediately suspected of smuggling cocaine from Latin America. The west African route ...
By benim
In Health
Nov 2nd, 2010
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Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, a study by British researchers has found. The research, by the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD), examined the harm caused by substances including alcohol, tobacco, heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis. Researche...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Oct 25th, 2010
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Ejiro Henry, a 19-year old cocaine trafficker, currently standing trial for his involvement in the illicit trade, has been arrested again for peddling hard drugs. Mr Henry, who was apprehended the second time on his way to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, was found with...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 19th, 2010
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Social divisions, racial preconceptions and government blunders have as much a role in famines as crop failures. History is littered with catastrophic examples of government-induced disasters. A new book by the University of Hong Kong’s Frank Dikotter, Mao’s Great Famine, claims that 45 m...