Uruguay Announces Its Biggest-Ever Drug Seizure

first_imgBy Dialogo October 16, 2009 Uruguayan authorities confiscated some 2,000 kilos (4,400 lbs.) of cocaine at a small marina on the outskirts of Montevideo, the biggest drug haul in the history of the South American nation. Coast guard sources told EFE the seizure followed a six-week investigation that led to a yacht anchored on the Santa Lucia River in the town of Santiago Vazquez. Two people thought to be the owners of the yacht were arrested. Media outlets said the detainees were Polish or Serbian nationals who bought the British-registered vessel in Santiago Vazquez a few months ago for $265,000. The drugs apparently arrived in Uruguay by sea and were destined for European markets. Authorities think the yacht was to be used to transport the cocaine out of coastal waters for transfer to a larger ship to make the trans-Atlantic voyage. Cocaine is produced in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia.last_img read more

Premier League: Lampard, Klopp among nominees for Manager of the season award

first_imgChelsea manager, Frank Lampard, who guided his side to a top-four spot in his debut season as a Premier League manager, is one of four candidates shortlisted for the Premier League manager of the season. Lampard did so while having to content with the club’s transfer embargo during his first transfer window as head coach, as well as the departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.Liverpool are also represented on the Manager of the Season shortlist thanks to Jurgen Klopp.The German has helped his side to win 196 points over the last two seasons and they have not lost a league game at Anfield since April 2017.Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder makes the shortlist after the Blades finished ninth in their first season back in the Premier League.Brendan Rodgers, who will take Leicester into Europe for the first time since the 2016-17 season, is the final nominee. Source: Sky Sportslast_img read more