Air France Cocaine Bust Yields Nine Arrests

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diplomats call a “trigger” clause for automatic punitive measures in the event of Syrian non-compliance, prospects for an agreement between Russia and the West on a draft resolution may be improving. U.N. diplomats told Reuters on condition of anonymity that all discussions on the draft resolution were on hold until a bilateral meeting on Tuesday between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at which Syria will be among the topics of discussion. Speaking to reporters in New York, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius appeared to confirm France’s willingness to accept Russia’s demand that the draft resolution not be enforceable under Chapter 7. According to the Geneva agreement, the Security Council would have to adopt a second resolution in order to punish Syria for any non-compliance with the U.S.-Russian plan to eradicate Syria’s chemical arsenal. “We should take exactly what was foreseen in Geneva. On that basis we should come to an agreement,” Fabius said. DEAL FOLLOWED U.S. THREAT The U.S.-Russian deal followed threats by U.S. President Barack Obama to carry out military strikes against Assad’s forces in response to an August 21 chemical weapons attack on civilians near Damascus.

Alexis Clancy This Florida woman was allegedly caught with a hypodermic needle stowed away in her anus. Read the whole story here. Cocaine Diapers Priscilla Pena and Michelle Blassingale were arrested at JFK Airport after arriving from the Dominican Republic in late January. Drug-sniffing dogs allegedly detected something. Authorities said Pena had seven kilos of cocaine in silver plastic, wrapped around her butt like a disposable diaper. Rasoul Speight Rasoul Speight, 32, is facing a narcotics charge after New Jersey cops yesterday discovered a whopping 100 bags of heroin hidden in his anus. Ashley Bellamy Bellamy allegedly hid 36 vials of crack cocaine in her vagina to stay out of police custody. But officers noticed that the Philadelphia woman was walking funny, and she admitted to her hiding place. “The woman says, ‘I have crack up in my vagina,’ and she pushed out 36 vials of crack cocaine that were in a bag,” Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. “Thank God the lady didn’t have a snake or a crocodile, or we’d really have been in trouble.” Pot Found In Frozen Carrots 42 packages of marijuana were found stashed inside boxes of carrots on the back of a truck trying to pass through the Otay Mesa cargo facility. Crack, Pot Found In Man’s Prosthetic Leg Jose Santiago is accused of hiding 2.5 grams of crack cocaine and 2.8 grams of marijuana inside his prosthetic leg. Kiana Howell and Makeeba Grahama Kiana Howell (L) and Makeeba Graham (R) are accused of attempting to smuggle cocaine from Guyana into the U.S.

1.3 Tons Of Cocaine Seized On Air France Flight

The drugs were placed on Flight 368, which departed Caracas on Sept. 10, hesaid. Air France said in a statement that it is working with police and conducting an internal investigation, and increasing baggage checks at some sensitivelocations. There was no immediate explanation for why authorities waited nearly two weeks to announce theseizure. Rodriguez said the three National Guard officials arrested were assigned to its counterdrugs command, based at Venezuelas Simon Bolivar International Airport . They are the first arrests from an investigation that began the moment information was received from France, hesaid. Rodriguez said authorities were interviewing people, reviewing airport security camera video and reviewing baggage tickets for thesuitcases. Michael Shifter , president of the Inter-American Dialogue think tank in Washington, said the case supports U.S. accusations of high-level support for drug trafficking in Venezuelas military as it was unlikely two sergeants and a lieutenant actedalone. The quick arrests were not surprising (President Nicolas) Maduro understands this is a real problem for him, Shifter said. But it is doubtful that any higher-ups in the military who might have been involved will be held toaccount. It is hard to escape the conclusion that at least parts of the Venezuelan military are involved in drug trafficking, Shifter said. For the Venezuelan governments image, this sizeable cocaine seizure is a serious blow and gives credence to U.S.