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A herd of ‘cocaine hippos’ from Pablo Escobar’s private zoo are being sterilized

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A group of rampant hippopotamuses, introduced by the late Colombia drug lord Pablo Escobar to his private zoo, are being sterilized by the country’s wildlife services, after mounting concern that the 80-strong herd pr...

British gangs and international rivals join forces to increase cocaine sales

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British organised crime groups are collaborating closely with former international rivals like the Italian mafia to import increasingly bigger cocaine shipments into Europe, a senior investigator has revealed. Lawren...

Briton among six charged over two-tonne cocaine seizure on yacht

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A Briton is among six men charged after authorities seized more than 2 tonnes of cocaine onboard a luxury yacht. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said the suspects had been charged with drug trafficking offences over t...

Cocaine Cowboys: the story of the billionaires who controlled Miami

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Before Breaking Bad, Narcos and all the other thrillers, telenovelas and docuseries about traffickers clogging up your Netflix queue, there was Cocaine Cowboys. Director Billy Corben’s lucid and sensational 2006 docum...

Cocaine stash worth €9m lands on roof of home in Sardinia

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The suitcase stashed with cocaine was intended to fall from a light aircraft into the hands of drug traffickers waiting on the ground in Baratili San Pietro, a town of about 1,200 people in Sardinia. Instead it landed...

Ex-Royal Marines jailed after child accidentally given cocaine as gift

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Two former Royal Marines have been jailed for smuggling cocaine into the UK in boxes of Lego, after one of them was accidentally given to a child for his birthday. The kilo of cocaine inside the gift was among 18kg th...

Mysterious packages washed ashore at Cape Canaveral turn out to be cocaine

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The mystery of more than 20 unidentified floating objects that washed up on the beach at Florida’s Cape Canaveral space force station was solved when the contents turned out to be more than 60lb of cocaine, apparently...

Eurovision winners Måneskin: ‘Cocaine? Damiano barely drinks beer!’

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Before their momentous Eurovision victory with Zitti e Buoni, placing Italian rock back on the world stage and earning praise from Simon Le Bon and Miley Cyrus; before a baseless accusation of snorting cocaine almost ...

Police in Spain seize 860 kilos of black and odourless cocaine

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Spanish police have arrested three people after breaking up a ring that allegedly smuggled hundreds of kilos of cocaine into Europe by disguising it as charcoal and ridding the drug of its telltale scent to render it ...

Irish sprinter Leon Reid charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine

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The 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Leon Reid is among five men charged with drugs, possession of firearms and money-laundering offences. Reid, who ran 20.55sec in the Gold Coast to become Northern Ireland’s ...

Hong Kong police seize record 700kg of cocaine

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Hong Kong police have announced a record-breaking 700kg cocaine seizure with officers suspecting the huge shipment was smuggled into the city on speedboats. The bust is the largest in the territory in nearly a decade ...

Cocaine Bear: the must-see and must-avoid movie of 2022

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There is a school of thought that Elizabeth Banks’s version of Charlie’s Angels flopped because it was too familiar; it was in effect a reboot of a reboot of an iconic television series that had long wrung itself dry....