Costa Rica, US make huge drug bust

first_img SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica – U.S. and Costa Rican officials confiscated a ton of cocaine transported in two boats in the Pacific Ocean, Mauricio Boraschi, Costa Rica’s national anti-drug commissioner, said on Feb. 26. Boraschi said that on Feb. 24, U.S. patrol boats stopped a ship flying the Costa Rican flag that had 500 kilograms of cocaine on board. Two Costa Ricans and two Mexicans were arrested. On Feb. 26, about 290 kilometers from the central Pacific port city of Puntarenas, officials stopped a second boat with 500 kilograms of cocaine on board. Three Costa Ricans and a Colombian man were arrested on the second boat. Boraschi attributed the successful operations to a joint patrol operation by the United States and Costa Rica that used a radar system to track drug boats in the area. Costa Rica has seized 3.2 tons of cocaine already this year, officials said. Like other Central American countries, Costa Rica is an important transit route for cocaine that is shipped from South America to consumers in the U.S. An estimated 90% of all cocaine destined for the U.S. market passes through Central America. By Dialogo February 27, 2013 [AFP (Costa Rica), 26/02/2013; El Faro (El Salvador) 26/02/2013; Notimex (Mexico), 26/02/2013]last_img read more

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Mikel Arteta breaks silence over Granit Xhaka agreeing deal to leave Arsenal and join Hertha Berlin

first_imgMikel Arteta insists Granit Xhaka is fully committed to Arsenal (BPI/REX)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘And Papa as well he was out with a concussion. And as well we have to rotate a little bit, we need fresh legs as well and we need everyone involved.’Asked if Xhaka’s absence is linked to the midfielder’s agent claiming an agreement as been reached with Hertha Berlin, Arteta replied: ‘No, no, no.‘He was totally committed in the last game against Bournemouth.‘He trained the next day, started to feel bad after the game. So it’s nothing like that.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Granit Xhaka has reached an agreement to join Hertha Berlin (Getty Images)Asked if that will be the first bump in the road for him at Arsenal, Arteta replied: ‘There are going to be many more, you know.’Xhaka was left out of the squad for Arsenal’s Premier League fixture at home to Chelsea but Arteta has insisted that the midfielder has missed the match through illness.‘Granit, he was ill the last two days so we couldn’t pick him obviously in the squad,’ said the Spaniard. Mikel Arteta breaks silence over Granit Xhaka agreeing deal to leave Arsenal and join Hertha Berlin Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 29 Dec 2019 2:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link842Sharescenter_img Advertisement Comment Mikel Arteta says Arsenal will sort Granit Xhaka’s future (Sky Sports)Mikel Arteta has vowed to resolve Granit Xhaka’s future at Arsenal after the midfielder’s agent claimed an agreement has been reached with Hertha Berlin.Following the Gunners’ 1-1 draw with Bournemouth on Boxing Day, Xhaka’s agent José Noguera revealed that the midfielder has agreed a deal with the Bundesliga club and has told Arsenal’s hierarchy that he wants to leave in the January transfer window.Subsequent reports in Switzerland also claimed that Xhaka is angry with Arteta after being told he must see out the rest of the season with Arsenal.When asked about Xhaka’s situation before Arsenal’s clash with Chelsea on Sunday, Arteta told Sky Sports: ‘What I can say internally we will have to face that situation.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘And we’ll handle that with all the senior people in the directors area.’last_img read more

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WG softball drops close one to Baldwinsville

first_imgMeanwhile, the Wildcats notched a run in the fifth and seized a 4-2 lead with three runs in the top of the sixth. Rachel Shackleton’s triple was the big blow as she got two RBIs, with Sophia VanHorn and Emma Garvey both doubling in runs.Yet B’ville used a run in the sixth to cut WG’s lead to 4-3, and won it by scoring twice in the bottom of the seventh. Hoovler only allowed six hits, but walked seven. Emma Johnson hit a solo home run for the Bees.It didn’t take long for the Wildcats to bounce back, hitting at will against Central Square a day later as it scored eight runs in the second inning to break a 1-1 tie and tacked on eight more runs in the next two frames. WG beat the Redhawks 17-7 as Abbey VanHorn set a career mark by earning six RBIs. Garvey scored four runs, with Jessica Simon and Mo Hoover each getting two RBIs. Shackleton, Arlea Vecchio, Sophia VanHorn and Maddy Tibbetts each had two hits and one RBI.Westhill won a wild 19-14 decision over Homer last Monday. Even though it scored six times in the first inning, the Warriors needed 11 unanswered runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to break out of an 8-8 tie.Janae Ricks hit a pair of home runs and scored four times. Jaida Welch got four RBIs, with Ricks, Vittoria Milti, Emma Shampine and Abigial Edgar each driving in three runs. Tatiana Wicker added two hits and two RBIs. Sarah Balduzzi scored three runs.Jordan-Elbridge handled Mexico 14-1 last Tuesday, netting five runs in the first inning and scoring in every inning afterward.The Eagles had 17 hits, 16 of them singles, with Megan Bard getting four RBIs and Ella Bard driving in three runs. Freshman pitcher Alexis Delfavero struck out 10 Tigers and only allowed four hits.Potent as the Eagles were there, it went in the other direction on Thursday as Cazenovia shut them out 5-0, but on Saturday J-E again bounced back, defeating Union Springs 5-2.Gabriella Bard and Ranait McGuire both doubled twice, with Bard getting a pair of RBIs. McGuire and Delfavero earned three hits apiece and Megan Bard added two hits.Bishop Ludden, who was 1-4 going into last Monday’s game against Tully, made a late comeback in that game, the Gaelic Knights pulling out an 8-7 decision over the Black Knights.Then Ludden was set to face state Class D no. 4-ranked Fabius-Pompey on Thursday, but that got postponed, as did many other local contests due to rains that fell the night before.Off until Saturday, Ludden lost that day to Utica-Notre Dame 19-3. Kaitlyn Kibling had two hits and Ally Royal scored twice, but the Jugglers got 19 hits, four each by Kennedy McCoy, Jackie Roberts and Gabby Ellison as Roberts earned four RBIs.Many of these teams had other games postponed by wet weather that lingered throughout last week and could affect this week’s games, too.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Through the first half of its regular season, the West Genesee softball team maintained a .500 record, though the heart of its SCAC Metro division slate was still in front of them.With a chance at a quality road win last Monday at Baldwinsville, the Wildcats were in great position, only to surrender it and fall 5-4 to the Bees.A pair of second-inning runs had B’ville in front 2-0, but WG pitcher Kayla Hoovler settled down and blanked the Bees over the next three frames.center_img Tags: Bishop LuddenJ-ESoftballWest GeneseeWesthilllast_img read more

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