U.S. and Guatemala Seize 598 kilos of Cocaine

first_imgBy Dialogo September 20, 2012 The U.S. and Guatemalan Coast Guards seized 598 kilos (1,318 pounds) of cocaine in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Guatemala, and captured five alleged drug traffickers, informed Guatemalan army spokesman Erick Escobedo, on September 18. So far this year, the Guatemalan security forces have confiscated about 3,600 kilos (7,936 pounds) of cocaine, while in 2001 the amount was of 4,119 kilos (9,080 pounds). The military spokesman said that the operation carried out in open sea is part of Operation Martillo, executed jointly by the Guatemalan and American armies to fight drug trafficking in the region. Escobedo explained that the drug was in a boat used for catching sharks and intercepted during the night on September 17. According to the authorities, three of the five detainees are of Guatemalan nationality, while the other two are Ecuadorians. These individuals were immediately extradited to the United States and will be facing charges on drug trafficking. last_img read more

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C-NS, Liverpool cross country get big league wins

first_imgEach of the Cicero-North Syracuse cross country teams would record impressive victories Wednesday afternoon in a three-team meet against Baldwinsville and West Genesee on the Bees’ home course at Durgee Junior High School.The girls meet was a lopsided affair, with the Northstars slamming B’ville and West Genesee by similar 15-50 scores as it swept each of the top seven individual spots.Kate Putman led the way, her time of 19 minutes, 13 second a full minute ahead of the 20:17 from Allison Newton, who edged out seventh-grader Gabby Putman (20:20) for that runner-up spot. R.J. Davis led them, finishing fifth in 17:37, with Zach Bergman getting sixth place in 17:47. Evan Romano worked his way to seventh place in 17:52 as Josh Koeppe was eighth in 17:55 and Matt LeClair got ninth place in 17:59.As that went on, Liverpool, who swept C-NS a week earlier at Longbranch  Park, rolled past Nottingham in a pair of 15-50 decisions.Jenna Schulz roared to a time of 19:22.6 to lead the girls Warriors, more than two minutes ahead of the 21:34.4 from Sydney Carlson. Kayleigh Buck, in 21:37 flat, was close behind Carlson as Addyson Graham was fourth in 21:57.6 and  Charlotte Warner (22:07.2) gained fifth place.Over in the boys race, Carter Rodriguez pulled away to win in 17:12.2 over the 17:38.3 from Jake Rodriguez. They pulled away from Ryan Fennelly, who finished third in 18:27.9 as Ethan Glashauser (18:50.9) and Jonathan Howland (19:20.5) followed. Ryan Gagan (19:48.4) and Matt Russo (19:56.9) also broke the 20-minute mark.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story More C-NS runners followed, Hannah Reichard getting to fourth place in 20:31 as Marissa Navarra finished fifth in 20:42. Abbee Norris ran to sixth place in 20:50 and Morgan Kingdeski was seventh in 21:14.While the boys race was a lot closer on both ends, C-NS did enough to prevail 25-36 over West Genesee and 26-35 over B’ville.Essentially, the Northstars ceded the individual race to four runners from both of its opponents, with the Bees’ Colin Delaney winning in 16:43 over the Wildcats’ Matt Bartolotta (16:53), but after B’ville and WG claimed the next two spots, C-NS swept the next five, its top pack separated by just 18 seconds at the finish line.center_img Tags: C-NScross countryliverpoollast_img read more

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