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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

‘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

Duterte’s dare: Vote for Mar

BORACAY ISLAND---President Duterte dared the electorate in the 2019 midterm polls to vote for former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, who is seeking a Senate seat, to see if he has a better way of dealing with the drug menace.   The President made the statement on Thursday night during the distribution of certificates of land ownership award to land reform beneficiaries on Boracay Island.   Reminding local officials not to get involved in the illegal drug trade, Mr. Duterte said he would have no problem if the public go with Roxas for a change.   "Don't do it during my watch, not while I am President. Lie low for three years, and if you want to come back...Keep on reading: Duterte’s dare: Vote for Mar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

2 suspected BIFF shabu traders nabbed in North Cotabato | News

Law enforcement agents arrested two drug traffickers reportedly helping fund the activities of a local Islamic State-inspired group......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

2 suspected BIFF shabu traders nabbed in North Cotabato

Law enforcement agents arrested two drug traffickers reportedly helping fund the activities of a local Islamic State-inspired group. Source link link: 2 suspected BIFF shabu traders nabbed in North Cotabato.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Ex-cop caught in drug sting

A dismissed policeman was arrested in a drug bust in Pateros Saturday night, the Southern Police District (SPD) said yesterday. Source link link: Ex-cop caught in drug sting.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Ex-cop caught in drug sting

A dismissed policeman was arrested in a drug bust in Pateros Saturday night, the Southern Police District (SPD) said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

Cocaine seized from cop may hint Sinaloa drug cartel imprint –PNP

The incident in which a cop was caught using cocaine in Taguig City has shown that the Sinaloa Mexican drug cartel could have entered the Philippines, according to Philippine National Police spokesman Senior Superintendent Benigno Durana on Friday.   Source link link: Cocaine seized from cop may hint Sinaloa drug cartel imprint –PNP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

NCRPO orders drug tests after cop nabbed while snorting cocaine at Taguig club

According to Joseph Morong’s report on Balita Pilipinas, Eleazar ordered the random drug tests after a police officer was caught in the act of shooting cocaine inside a high-end club in Taguig earlier this week. Source link link: NCRPO orders drug tests after cop nabbed while snorting cocaine at Taguig club.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

ONE Champinoship: Banario backs teammate Folayang in title clash with Khan

Former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio "The Rock" Banario is confident his teammate Eduard "Landslide" Folayang will emerge victorious when he collides with Singaporean sensation Amir Khan for the vacant ONE Lightweight World Title. The pair will square off in the co-main event of ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS, which emanates from the state-of-the-art Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on Friday, 23 November. Banario's five-bout winning streak came to a heartbreaking conclusion when he locked horns with Khan this past September in Shanghai, earning the Evolve athlete his shot at the gold. After exchanging strikes in the opening minutes of the match, Banario was caught in a rear-naked choke that forced him to wave the white flag at the 4:34 mark of the first round. "The Rock" admitted becoming very careless in his bout against the young martial artist from Singapore, but he doesn't see his experienced Team Lakay stablemate falling into the same trap. "I became careless and overconfident in our fight, but I don't see Eduard making the same mistake," Banario said. "We all know that he is a complete fighter. He has a style that Khan will have a hard time dealing with." "When it comes to strength, striking, and wrestling, Amir Khan will have a hard time overcoming Eduard in those areas. I'm not underestimating Amir Khan, but Eduard is simply on another level. Both are complete fighters, but Folayang is a much more experienced veteran." Banario also revealed that Folayang is extremely driven in training for the scheduled five-round championship clash with Khan. "I see a highly-motivated Eduard Folayang in training because he didn't expect to be blessed with another shot at the world title. He's just so motivated for this bout. Eduard is ready to reclaim the world title that he lost nearly a year ago," he disclosed. Since making his triumphant return to the ONE Championship cage this year, the beloved Filipino martial arts superstar is on an upward trajectory. With the intention of climbing back towards the top of his weight class, "Landslide" impressively defeated two unbeaten Russian opponents. First, he dominated Kharun Atlangeriev in three rounds in May, before edging out Aziz Pahrudinov in a lightweight thriller two months later. After returning from defeat and posting consecutive victories over elite opposition, the former ONE Lightweight World Champion refused to sit back and relax, accepting an invitation from a close friend to train in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 34-year-old Baguio City native flew out to the United States in August for a month-long training trip at the famous Jackson-Wink MMA training facility, which is home to a number of world-class athletes such as Jon Jones, Alistair Overeem, Andrei Arlovski, Donald Cerrone and Diego Sanchez, to name a few. Witnessing his Team Lakay comrade's grind at the gym to be in top physical shape, Banario made a bold prediction on the highly-anticipated ONE Lightweight World Title showdown. "This is the right chance and timing for him to get back to his throne," he declared. "He is ecstatic each and every time he's training. I think Folayang can get an early finish. It won't go the full five rounds. The fans in Manila are in for a treat.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Maldives ex-President returns from exile

  MALE, Maldives --- The first democratically elected president of the Maldives returned home Thursday after more than two years in exile to escape a long prison term. The plane carrying Mohamed Nasheed from Sri Lanka landed in Maldives' capital, Male, where he was welcomed by his party members and supporters. He planned to address his supporters later Thursday. Nasheed was sentenced to 13 years in jail in 2015 after being convicted of terrorism for ordering the arrest of a top judge in 2012 while he was president. His trial was criticized internationally for lack of due process, along with those of many other political opponents jailed by strongman President Yameen Abdul Gay...Keep on reading: Maldives ex-President returns from exile.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

Mon Tulfo: If gov’t can execute drug pushers, why can’t it kill corrupt Customs personnel?

Newly appointed Special Envoy to China Ramon Tulfo on Wednesday voiced his support for President Rodrigo Duterte’s bid for a military takeover at the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Source link link: Mon Tulfo: If gov’t can execute drug pushers, why can’t it kill corrupt Customs personnel?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018