August 19, 2019

Aussie teen Bali drug trial fast-tracked

The Australian teenager caught with marijuana in Bali will face trial next week as Indonesian authorities fast-track his case and vow to make his court appearance as stress-free as possible but shutting out the media and public. A judge, Amser Simanjuntak, was appointed to handle the case after … [Read more...]

Manuel Noriega being extradited back to Panama

The former dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega looks set to return to Panama after spending 20 years in prison in the United States of America and France. That is the good news for Manuel. The bad news is that he his set to go straight back into prison in Panama to serve sentences imposed in his … [Read more...]

Key Zetas drug cartel members arrested in Mexico

The Mexican military says it has arrested Valdemar Quintanilla Soriano, the alleged number two financial operator of the Zetas drug cartel. He was captured along with fellow Zetas suspect, Jose Guadalupe Yanez Martinez, in the northern city of Saltillo in Coahuila state. Police say weapons and … [Read more...]

NZ government bans synthetic cannabis

The New Zealand government is putting legislation through parliament tomorrow that will ban all synthetic cannabis products including Kronic. The swift action will see 43 synthetic products banned by Friday this week, with all product gone from store shelves a week later. The amendment to the … [Read more...]

Elliot Turner in court charged with Emily Longley murder

Emily Longley's ex-boyfriend Elliot Turner, 20, has appeared in the Bournemouth Magistrates Court charged with her murder. The court heard allegations that Turner failed to phone emergency services and attempted to persuade his mother Anita Turner to change her police testimony. Emily … [Read more...]

Wali Karzai assassinated by security chief

Ahmed Wali Karzai, the half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been assassinated at his home in Kandahar by his security chief. Ahmed Wali Karzai was a leading power broker in Southern Afghanistan, was shot dead at his house by his long-time head of security, Sardar Mohammed, who was … [Read more...]

Mexican drug cartel boss captured

Mexican police have arrested Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, also known as "The Monkey", in the central city of Aguascalientes. Mendez Vargas is the leader of one of Mexico's largest and most powerful drug cartels - La Familia. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has congratulated police on the … [Read more...]

Rave party in Texas leaves 1 dead, 25 in hospital

A 19-year-old man has died in Dallas, Texas after an overnight rave party ended in chao with 25 other people taken to hospital. The Dallas fire department said Sunday said rescuers responded to a series of 911 calls from the Electric Daisy Carnival event for emergencies related to drugs, alcohol … [Read more...]

US agents told to let Mexico drug cartels buy US weapons

US agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were ordered to let hundreds of guns be purchased by Mexican drug cartels as part of a 'sting' called Operation Fast and Furious. No - Vin Diesel was not involved. Lawmakers from the US House of Representatives Oversight … [Read more...]

Police look for two “suspicious” teens in Emily Longley investigation

UK police investigating the death of New Zealand teen Emily Longley in Bournemouth last month are seeking information about two teenagers seen "acting suspiciously" on the evening before she died. Emily Longley, 17, was found dead at her boyfriends house on 7th May. Police said they were treating … [Read more...]

Gunmen kill 11 people at Mexico drug rehab centre

Gunmen have attacked a drugs treatment centre in northern Mexico, killing 11 people and injuring two others. Police said at least two armed men burst into the rehab centre in Torreon, in Coahuila state, and opened fire. On Tuesday afternoon, gunmen in at least two vehicles drew up at La … [Read more...]

Two NZ drug smugglers arrested in Japan

Two New Zealanders have been arrested at Narita airport in Japan for allegedly trafficking the drug Methamphetamine. A 26-year-old man and 25-year-old woman travelled to Tokyo on the 17th May on a Thai airways flight from Bangkok, Thailand. They were arrested after 1-2 kilograms of drugs were … [Read more...]

Elliot Turner posts photos from the night Emily Longley died

Elliot Turner the British man arrested after the death of New Zealand teen, Emily Longley has not made a public statement but he has now posted photos of her on Facebook taken on the night she died. Emily Longley, 17, known to friends as Barbie, died at Turners house in Bournemouth, southwest … [Read more...]

Emily Longley investigation follows drug leads

British police investigating the sudden death of Kiwi teenager Emily Longley in Bournemouth have been able to "piece together" the final moments leading up to her death. They are closely following lines of inquiry around Longley's possible drug taking on the night she died. The 17 year-old … [Read more...]

Arrests made in Emily Longley investigation

British police investigating the suspicious death of Kiwi teen, Emily Longley have arrested her on-off boyfriend Elliot Turner 19, and another 17 year old male. Emily spent time with the two youths, the day before she died, but their arrest is said to not be directly related to her death. Emily's … [Read more...]