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Four jailed for plot to smuggle cocaine through Russia’s embassy in Argentina

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A Russian court has sentenced four men to lengthy jail terms for trying to smuggle nearly 400kg (880lb) of cocaine in suitcases from the Russian embassy in Argentina. Argentinian authorities seized the cocaine, worth ...

Woman admits abusing pet marmoset she offered cocaine to and flushed down toilet

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A woman has pleaded guilty to abusing her pet marmoset, including offering cocaine to the primate and attempting to flush it down the toilet. A court heard how Vicki Holland was aggressive towards the primate, che io...

How Pablo Escobar’s ‘cocaine hippos’ became a biodiversity nightmare

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Animals brought illegally to Colombia by the drug kingpin have been allowed to roam free and are now disrupting the fragile ecosystem How to listen to podcasts: everything yo...

Richard Bacon on cancel culture, cocaine and his coma: ‘I’m good at getting back up again’

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Nel mese di luglio 2018, di 24 hours after Richard Bacon quit his safe, but unchallenging, job as the host of a daytime US TV show, he went into a coma. When he woke up nine days later, he found himself not just the survivor ...

Can an animal be a person? Yes – if they are Pablo Escobar’s cocaine hippos

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For all those who keep up with Pablo Escobar’s “cocaine hippos”, some happy news: a federal US court has recognised them as “interested persons” with legal rights. The hippos owned by the late Colombian kingpin, and t...

Pablo Escobar’s ‘cocaine hippos’ are people too, US court rules

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The offspring of hippos once owned by Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar can be recognized as people or “interested persons” with legal rights in the US following a federal court order. The case involves a lawsuit a...

‘I was terrified’: the vet sterilizing Pablo Escobar’s cocaine hippos

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When Gina Paola Serna studied to become a biologist and veterinarian in Colombia, she never expected to one day be tasked with neutering an invasive herd of hippos that once belonged to Pablo Escobar. When they were s...

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 ...

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