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Sri Lanka Might Execute Drug Traffickers Caught Dealing from Prison

COLOMBO – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said Wednesday he might sign off on the execution of convicted drug traffickers still dealing from jail, as his country battles what officials sa Source link link: Sri Lanka Might Execute Drug Traffickers Caught Dealing from Prison.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerJul 12th, 2018

Sri Lanka Might Execute Drug Traffickers Caught Dealing from Prison

COLOMBO - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said Wednesday he might sign off on the execution of convicted drug traffickers still dealing from jail, as his country battles what officials sa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Sri Lanka Might Execute Drug Traffickers Caught Dealing from Prison

COLOMBO – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said Wednesday he might sign off on the execution of convicted drug traffickers still dealing from jail, as his country battles what officials sa Source link link: Sri Lanka Might Execute Drug Traffickers Caught Dealing from Prison.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Sri Lanka hiring hangmen, inspired by Philippines’ war on drugs

COLOMBO — Sri Lanka began advertising for hangmen this week, as the country’s president pushes ahead with a hardline policy, modeled on the Philippines, to combat drug trafficking. The last execution in Sri Lanka was 43 years ago, but President Maithripala Sirisena said last week he wants to resume the use of capital punishment for drug traffickers […] The post Sri Lanka hiring hangmen, inspired by Philippines’ war on drugs appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

4 fall in Lucena hotel buy-bust

  LUCENA CITY, Philippines -- Police arrested four suspected drug traffickers in a buy-bust operation inside a hotel here on Friday night.   Anti-illegal drugs operatives nabbed suspects Dennis Delfin, Jonathan de Chavez, Hermagella Sarino and Jancylou Amada inside one of the rooms at a hotel in Barangay (village) 11 at around 7:10 p.m.   Police said Delfin earlier sold "shabu" (crystal meth) to an undercover police officer in a deal made inside the same hotel room. At a signal, policemen barged in and arrested the suspects.   The two women were even caught in the act of using shabu, police said.   Authorities seized four plastic sachet...Keep on reading: 4 fall in Lucena hotel buy-bust.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

‘Pimp’ falls in drug buy-bust

By: Gail T. Momblan A 26-YEAR-OLD “pimp” is facing charges of illegal drug dealing after he was caught in a drug buy-bust operation early morning of August 22, 2018. Nolan “Ato” Nolasco of Barangay Wilson, City Proper, Iloilo City was arrested after he sold a sachet of suspected shabu to a police poseur-buyer. The transaction was […] The post ‘Pimp’ falls in drug buy-bust appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Sri Lanka to Hire Two Hangmen

COLOMBO - Sri Lanka said on Friday it plans to hire two hangmen, two days after President Maithripala Sirisena said he might sign off on the execution of convicted drug traffickers arranging drug d.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Sri Lanka to Hire Two Hangmen

COLOMBO - Sri Lanka said on Friday it plans to hire two hangmen, two days after President Maithripala Sirisena said he might sign off on the execution of convicted drug traffickers arranging drug d.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

City Hall worker caught in drug sting faces dismissal

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa III warned city hall employees to avoid dealing illegal drugs lest they suffer criminal and administrative penalties. Espinosa made the appeal after a city hall employee was busted in an anti-drug operation on Jan 2, 2018. “If there are others who are into the same activity, stop it. We will […] The post City Hall worker caught in drug sting faces dismissal appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

US states consider using powerful fentanyl to execute inmates

Fentanyl, a potent drug playing a major role in the US opioid crisis described by Donald Trump as a "plague," is now under consideration for use in lethal cocktails to execute inmates. The states of Nevada and Nebraska are planning to supply prison executioners with the opioid painkiller -- which killed more than 20,000 people in the United States in 2016 -- drawing criticism from doctors and activists who call the move a dangerous human experiment. They warn of serious risks posed to death row prisoners, who effectively become guinea pigs against their will. Fentanyl, which also acts as an anesthetic, is 50 times more powerful than heroin and up to 100 times stronger than m...Keep on reading: US states consider using powerful fentanyl to execute inmates.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Death penalty

WASHINGTON -- Fentanyl, a potent drug playing a major role in the US opioid crisis described by Donald Trump as a “plague,” is now under consideration for use in lethal cocktails to execute inmates. The states of Nevada and Nebraska are planning to supply prison executioners with the opioid painkiller….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

em>By Jimmy Golen, Associated Press /em> BOSTON (AP) — Tests conducted on the brain of former football star Aaron Hernandez showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and his attorney said Thursday that the player’s daughter is suing the NFL and the New England Patriots for leading Hernandez to believe the sport was safe. In a news conference at his offices, Hernandez’s attorney Jose Baez said the testing showed one of the most severe cases ever diagnosed. “We’re told it was the most severe case they had ever seen for someone of Aaron’s age,” Baez said. Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the CTE Center at Boston University, concluded that the New England Patriots tight end had stage 3 of 4 of the disease, and also had early brain atrophy and large perforations in a central membrane. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Boston on Thursday claims that the team and league deprived Avielle Hernandez of the companionship of her father. It is separate from a $1 billion settlement in which the league agreed to pay families of players who suffered brain damage because of repeated head trauma while playing football. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy declined comment, saying the league had not seen the lawsuit. Baez said Hernandez had been playing football because the NFL led him to believe it was safe. “Those representations turned out to be false,” Baez said. CTE can be caused by repeated head trauma and leads to symptoms like violent mood swings, depression and other cognitive difficulties. Hernandez killed himself in April in the jail cell where he was serving a life-without-parole sentence for a 2013 murder. His death came just hours before the Patriots visited the White House to celebrate their latest Super Bowl victory. CTE can only be diagnosed in an autopsy. A recent study found evidence of the disease in 110 of 111 former NFL players whose brains were examined. CTE has been linked with repeated concussions and involves brain damage particularly in the frontal region that controls many functions including judgment, emotion, impulse control, social behavior and memory. “When hindsight is 20-20, you look back and there are things you might have noticed but you didn’t know,” Baez said. A week before his suicide, Hernandez was acquitted in the 2012 drive-by shootings of two men in Boston. Prosecutors had argued that Hernandez gunned the two men down after one accidentally spilled a drink on him in a nightclub, and then got a tattoo of a handgun and the words “God Forgives” to commemorate the crime. Baez said he deeply regretted not raising the issue of Hernandez having CTE during his murder trials. He said they did not blame CTE for the murders because Hernandez’s defense was actual innocence. A star for the University of Florida when it won the 2008 title, Hernandez dropped to the fourth round of the NFL draft because of trouble in college that included a failed drug test and a bar fight. His name had also come up in an investigation into a shooting. In three seasons with the Patriots, Hernandez joined Rob Gronkowski to form one of the most potent tight end duos in NFL history. In 2011, his second season, Hernandez caught 79 passes for 910 yards and seven touchdowns to help the team reach the Super Bowl, and he was rewarded with a $40 million contract. But the Patriots released him in 2013, shortly after he was arrested in the killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee. Hernandez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison; the conviction was voided because he died before his appeals were exhausted, though that decision is itself being appealed. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 21st, 2017

Drug syndicate member caught in Baguio sting

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines - Another member of a drug syndicate fell to authorities Friday afternoon here, bringing to 119 narcotics traffickers caught since J.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 10th, 2016

Kill order vs drug dealers remains - The Manila Times Online

President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed not to lift the kill order against drug traffickers even if human rights groups would seek Gods intervention. In his speech during the inauguration ofREAD The post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Suspected drug pusher shot dead in Laguna buy-bust

    SAN PEDRO CITY, Philippines -- A suspected drug pusher was killed in a shootout with police during a buy-bust in Lumban town in Laguna province on Friday.   In a text message, Laguna police director Sr. Supt. Eleazar Matta said suspect Jon Jon Elca, a resident of Sta. Cruz town, drew out a .38 caliber revolver and opened fire when he sensed that he was dealing with an undercover police officer during the bust along Lagumbay road in Barangay (village) Lewin at around 1 a.m.   Police said Elca died after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds during the shootout.   Recovered from Elca was a sachet of suspected "shabu" (crystal meth) worth ab...Keep on reading: Suspected drug pusher shot dead in Laguna buy-bust.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Duterte determined to end drug menace during his watch Manila Bulletin News

Duterte determined to end drug menace during his watch Manila Bulletin LAUR, Nueva Ecija - President Duterte has vowed to finish off drug traffickers even if human rights groups seek Gods interventio.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Drug godfathers to surrender in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh – Over 100 suspected meth traffickers are expected to surrender to Bangladeshi authorities this week thanks to a deadly, Philippines-style police crackdown that has sown fear, officials said Tuesday, February 12. Bangladesh in 2018 launched a "war" on drugs following a proliferation of illegal substances in the South Asian nation ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

PH drug war inspires Sri Lanka

PH drug war inspires Sri Lanka.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Some lofty goals from 2018 State of Union speech still unmet

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump whiffed on some lofty goals that he laid out in last year's State of the Union address, most notably his call for an overhaul of immigration laws and a "great wall on our southern border" but also on his pitches for a big infrastructure boost and bringing unity to Washington. He scored victories on legislation dealing with prison and sentencing overhauls, and in giving terminally ill patients more treatment options. His promise of new trade deals is a work in progress. Some issues Trump highlighted in his speech from Jan. 30, 2018, and how things worked out. Immigration overhaul TRUMP: "For over 30 years, Washington has tried and fail...Keep on reading: Some lofty goals from 2018 State of Union speech still unmet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

PDEA files raps vs parents of minors in drug den

MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has filed criminal complaints against parents of minor drug suspects caught in a drug raid in Navotas.   PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said on Wednesday that the parents violated Section 10 (Other Acts of Neglect, Abuse, Cruelty, Exploitation) of R.A. 7610 or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act.   He also said that Article 59 (Criminal Liability of Parents) of Presidential Decree 603 was also breached   "Filing the appropriate charges will serve as a warning to parents for their neglect and letting their child roam the streets, ...Keep on reading: PDEA files raps vs parents of minors in drug den.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

2 drug suspects slain in shootout

Two suspected drug traffickers were killed in an alleged shootout with police officers in Hamtic, Antique on Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019