Paraguay Seizes More than 46 Tons of Illegal Drugs in a Week

first_imgBy Juan Delgado/Diálogo September 11, 2020 The fight against narcotrafficking in Paraguay continues. In late July, the Paraguayan National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD, in Spanish), in cooperation with the Armed Forces, seized and destroyed more than 46 tons of drugs in several operations carried out nationwide.“SENAD, together with the Navy, the JTF [Joint Task Force], and the Attorney General’s Office, carried out several operations this week. More than 46 tons of marijuana taken out of the market, about half a ton of cocaine, and several detainees,” Paraguayan President Mario Abdo said on his Twitter account on July 24.A SENAD agent destroys supplies for the production of marijuana at a lab in Amambay department on July 23, 2020. (Photo: Paraguayan National Anti-Drug Secretariat)Among the operations carried out, the following stand out:During an operation in Caaguazú department, SENAD special agents found a 5-hectare marijuana plantation on July 23. Authorities destroyed the crops, which SENAD said in a press release were capable of yielding about 15 tons of marijuana. At the same location, agents also seized 1,300 kilograms of the drug already processed.During a parallel operation conducted in Amambay department, SENAD agents dismantled a large marijuana lab equipped with electricity, freezers, industrial refrigerators, and tanks of drinking water, among other items for the production of drug. “They made traditionally pressed marijuana, but their main focus was Moroccan marijuana or hashish, which requires a more careful process, such as continuous refrigeration,” SENAD said in a press release.In total, agents seized 2,400 kg of chopped marijuana, 119 kg of pressed marijuana, 3 kg of hashish, and 25 kg of seeds. They also captured two Paraguayan nationals.“This is not the first time that SENAD has detected these kind of facilities in the same area of the country,” SENAD said. “The appearance of these facilities is likely due to the increase in demand for new marijuana varieties on the Brazilian market. Frozen cannabis or Moroccan hashish is more expensive than traditional marijuana […].”Another marijuana production and storage center was destroyed in Concepción department on July 18. On site, authorities found almost 4 tons of marijuana and 44 kg of seeds, and burned four fields covering 2 hectares with drug crops at the growing stage.On the same day, in a rural area of Canindeyú department, SENAD agents found a campsite with various supplies for processing and packing marijuana. Authorities destroyed the campsite and seized 841 kg of marijuana in packages and about 1,000 kg of chopped marijuana.Service members carried out another crop eradication operation in Alto Paraná department on July 16. SENAD agents destroyed 4 hectares of crops, capable of yielding nearly 12 tons of marijuana, the institution said in a press release. On site, they also seized 600 kg of dried marijuana and 10 kg of seeds.last_img read more

PCL 4-Day Tournament…..

first_imgJaguars ride on Chanderpaul’s unbeaten tonTHE second day of the fifth round Regional Four-Day Championship fixture between hosts Guyana Jaguars and Trinidad and Tobago Red Force uniquely belonged to the implacable veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul.At the National Stadium, Providence,yesterday, the 42-year-old Chanderpaul, the oldest player in the Jaguars’ line-up showed the younger men around him the big difference between batting and scoring runs, when he carved out an unbeaten 141.Chanderpaul walked out at No.5 and very early sent out his own distinct signal of how to be the controller of a situation.Guyana,the two-time defending champions ,closed the day on 357, a healthy first innings lead of 195, largely due to Chanderpaul’s second consecutive century in the tournament and his 73rd First-class ton, and 69 from skipper Leon Johnson.The West Indies most capped Test player has so far batted for 292 minutes, faced 221 balls and struct 14 boundaries and a six. Anthony Bramble is unbeaten on 18, and was partnering Chanderpaul when bails were lifted.Chanderpaul and Johnson batted determinedly after the Jaguars lost three wickets in the morning session to share a fourth-wicket stand of 149.Resuming at 9-0, Test opener Rajendra Chandrika started the day’s play in style when he stroke Marlon Richards to the extra cover boundary, but he unnecessarily swiped half-heartedly at the next delivery, which pitched just outside the off-stump and held its line to kiss the edge of the bat to wicket-keeper Steven Katwaroo.The 27-year-old Chandrika, who has five Tests to his credit, made 12;another disappointing display with the bat.Fellow opener Shimron Hetmyer along with Johnson joined forces and the intention was clear from the 19-year-old Hetmyer. He dominated the 32-run partnership,hitting five boundaries along with a six off of spinner Jon-Russ Jaggesar.However, Hetymer fell victim to his own ultra aggressive style, pulling a long hop to short mid-wicket off Jaggesar. He made 31 off 27 balls.In some bother at 45-2, the hosts rebounded through Johnson and Vishaul Singh, who put together 49 for the third-wicket before leg-spinner Imran Khan changed the tone of the innings, when he trapped Singh leg before wicket for 26.With conditions far better, the pitch far truer, Johnson and Chanderpaul made the most of it to ensure the hosts kept their foot firmly on the visitors’ throat.Lunch was taken with Guyana on 137 – 3, with Chanderpaul on 29 and Johnson on 28. After the interval the pair picked their battles shrewdly. Both batsmen played freely and gradually began to open up without taking any undue risks.They eventually took the hosts past the Red Force’s first innings score of 162 before Chanderpaul’s 76-ball half-century came up with his seventh four, when he lifted Jaggesar straight over his head to reach his 136th fifty in First-class cricket.Johnson then blasted a six off the same bowler to bring up his half-century off 143 balls.The left-handed duo continued to frustrate the visitors and during that period, Captain Yannick Ottley began shuffling his spinners. There was not much turn or bounce on offer, and nothing threatened the two well-set batsmen.Johnson then smashed left-arm spinner Khery Pierre for a four and six, but perished soon after when he stepped out to loft Jason Mohammed to the long-off boundary. Roshon Primus completed a well-judged catch, which ended Johnson’s 190-ball innings.The 29-year-old batted for 250 minutes and hit eight boundaries and two sixes.Christopher Barnwell went cheaply when he was trapped leg before to Pierre, but Raymond Reifer gave Chanderpaul good support in another productive stand of 89, with both batsmen collecting some easy boundaries.During that period Chanderpaul reached his century off 163 balls. However, Reifer’s 74-ball innings came to an end when he was trapped leg before wicket to Khan for 38. The 32-year-old Khan was the most successful bowler for the visitors, with 2-70.Anthony Bramble joined Chanderpaul and the pair batted to the close. Play resumes at 09:00hrs today, with the Red Force facing an uphill task.SCOREBOARDGUYANA JAGUARS 1st inningsR Chandrika c wk Katwaroo b Richards 12S Hetmyer c Carriah b Jaggesar 31L Johnson c Primus b Mohammed 69V Singh lbw b Khan 26S Chanderpaul not out 141C Barnwell lbw b K Pierre 3R Reifer lbw b Khan 38A Bramble not out 18Extras: (nb-7, w-1, b-8, lb-3) 19Fall of Wickets: 1-13, 2-45, 3-94, 4-235, 5-243, 6-332Total: (for six wickets; 101 overs) 357Bowling: Richards 13-3-53-1, Primus 8-0-33-0, Jaggesar 28-7-99-1, Khan 20-1-70-2, Mohammed 15-2-44-1, Pierre 17-2-47-1last_img read more

Other Sports IOA blasts NADA for suspension of National Dope Testing Laboratory

first_imghighlights New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association on Friday lashed out at the National Anti-Doping Agency for the suspension of the country’s only WADA-accredited laboratory, saying NADA’s “mistakes” have jeopardised the anti-doping programme in India. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) suspended the National Dope Testing Laboratory in Delhi for six months “due to non-conformities with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL)”. The NADA can appeal the suspension in the next 21 days.  The NADA can still carry on with sample collection (blood and urine) but will have to get them tested by a WADA-accredited laboratory outside India. NDTL had got WADA accreditation back in 2008. “We will now have to pay in dollars instead of rupees. My only concern now is who will bear the extra cost?” Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra told PTI.  “The National Sports Federations (NSFs) are not in a position to bear the extra cost. And why should we bear the extra cost for NADA’s mistakes?” he asked. The WADA said the suspension came after it’s Laboratory Expert Group (LabEG) initiated disciplinary proceedings with regards to status of WADA-accredited laboratories across the globe.  The IOA chief said a negligent NADA sat on the issue for a long time despite repeated reminders from WADA. “This issue has been going on internally for the last one year. The WADA has been pointing drawbacks in the NDTL’s testing methods but the NADA has failed to manage its affairs,” Batra said.  NADA Director General Navin Agarwal remained unavailable for comments despite repeated attempts to reach him by PTI. National Dope Testing Laboratory in Delhi has been suspended for six months.NDTL had got WADA accreditation back in 2008. The WADA said the suspension came after it’s Laboratory Expert Group (LabEG) initiated disciplinary proceedings.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Tottenham’s Eric Dier jumps into stands to fight fan after FA Cup loss to Norwich [VIDEO]

first_imgTottenham Hotspur’s loss to Norwich on penalties on Wednesday night in the fifth round of the FA Cup put more than a few tempers on edge at the Tottenham Stadium.As Spurs’ players made their way off of the pitch following the disappointing loss, their fans made their anger clear to them.One fan must have gone a little too far, however, as Spurs player, Eric Dier abandoned his trek to the dressing room and instead darted to the touchline, leapt over the advertising hoardings and raced up the stands.Dier shrugged off several attempts to stop him as he progressed up the stands to confront the fan.He was eventually restrained, with a great deal of effort, by the stewards.The whole incident was captured by the fans as the England international went past them.One angle showed Dier jumping over the hoardings ad darting up the stands and was posted by Twitter user, Futbol Bible.Full footage of Eric Dier jumping over the stands and going over to confront a fan who was insulting & abusing his brother. Brotherly love, I respect that. pic.twitter.com/5xeSQ8Vj5a— FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) March 4, 2020Another, much closer shot, showed Dier being restrained as he tried to confront the fan.Eric Dier just came into the stand and had a fight with fan next to me 😱 pic.twitter.com/nMGVcDWegX— Jascha Selby (@jselby123) March 4, 2020Some social media accounts claim Dier went to fight the fan after he shouted racial abuse at Spurs player, Gedson Fernandes who had missed his kick in the shootout.Eric Dier apparently confronting a fan after the fan allegedly racially abused Gedson Fernandes. Chaos at our club currently – on and off the pitch #THFC pic.twitter.com/CDtWkyykBk— Spurs Unfiltered (@SpursUnfiltered) March 4, 2020After the match, Spurs head coach, Jose Mourinho said Dier, who had his family in the stands, had been insulted by the fan.Although Mourinho believes the player did not act too professionally, he added that the circumstances involved made the player’s response at least understandable.“I think Eric did what we professionals cannot do but probably every one of us would do,” he said“I repeat we professionals cannot do it, but I repeat I am with the player and I understand the player. The fans were with the team until the last penalty kick that we missed. This person insulted Eric, the family was there, the younger brother was not happy with the situation.”Dier played the entire 90 minutes and extra-time for Spurs against Norwich.He scored from the spot in the shootout but two saves from Norwich keeper Tim Krul knocked Spurs out of the cup.More from Citi Sportslast_img read more