Tweet Share NewsRegional Caribbean islands fingered in Croatian drug ring. by: – May 15, 2012 Sharing is caring! 63 Views no discussions Share Share Martinique and the Dominican Republic in Croatian drug network as 11 suspected cocaine smugglers are arrested.FORT DE FRANCE, Martinique – Nine Croatians, one Serb and a Columbian have been arrested in police raids on Martinique and in the Dominican Republic as the net closed on an international drug ring last week.The major bust took place on Martinique where the drugs were hidden in packages of mustard and coffee on a yacht rented by the Croats in Martinique.In all, 11 people suspected of smuggling 174 kilos of cocaine from Columbia to Europe were arrested in a multi-state international police operation according to media reports.It was the first major cocaine smuggling operation masterminded and carried out by Croats, Dinko Cvitan, the head of Croatian anti-drugs agency, was quoted as saying.Croatian, Dutch, Italian and French police and the US anti-drug agency DEA were involved in the bust following investigation that opened in October 2011 at the behest of the Croatian police.The cocaine, estimated to be worth eight million euros, was destined for three potential buyers in Europe, whose identity wasn’t revealed, the reports said.Cvitan said the suspects were known to possess property whose value far exceeded their legal earnings, and which will be confiscated if they are found guilty.The Balkans has become a major route for cocaine smuggling from South America to Europe in recent years, a business mainly involving Serbian and Montenegrin citizens.Caribbean 360 News
Team Ramchand’s Wreckers are ready for tomorrow’s Caribbean Invasion drag race meet at the South Dakota Circuit, Timehri.The wreckers, with several local titles under their belts, will be returning to the racing track with the Gillette-sponsored Toyota Levin, a Nissan Pulsar, a Toyota Celica, and a Toyota Starlet.Speaking to the media from his Good Hope East Coast Demerara workshop, Ramchand conveyed that he is ready for the battle, come Sunday (tomorrow).“We’ve been working through the nights recently as we prepare for this drag race meet. However, the main car is not finished as yet, the parts came in late, but we are taking up four cars.”He added, “We are working together as one with all the Guyanese, to get the best result tomorrow against the Surinamese cars.”The team is sponsored by Ansa McAl through the Gillette brand and Ramchand’s Wreckers.Official free practice for the event is set for noon today while tomorrow’s races begin at 09:00hrs, with free runs.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Miss Sunrise Side and the Miss Sunrise Side Outstanding Teen have declared a winner.Last night 10 young women fought for their chance to shine and win the title of Miss Sunrise Side. 8 girls competed for the Miss Sunrise Side Outstanding Teen title.The competition took place at Alcona High School where the ladies were judged in 5 categories including interview, talent, questions, evening wear, and swimwear.Former Miss Sunrise Side, Kathleen Kramer said Friday night, the pageant is about building young leaders.“The Miss America organization is the leading scholarship organization for young women in America today, and I think it’s important for everybody to understand that because there is such a stigma against pageants. That they’re only beauty pageants that you have to be beautiful, that you have to be thin, and you have to look a certain way, but that’s not true. Miss America embodies service, and style, and scholarship, and success. We are building young women today to be independent leaders,” Kramer said.Miss Sunrise Side 2016 is Kayla Pingel. Miss Sunrise Side Outstanding Teen 2016 is Elizabeth Wirth. Miss Sunrise Side will receive $1,000 in scholarship funds for her future education.Miss Sunrise Side will also receive a full year scholarship to Alpena Community College. Both of the ladies will also have her chance to compete for the Miss Michigan and Miss Michigan Outstanding Teen titles this summer.1st Runner Up for Miss Sunrise Side is, Nicole Miller. 2nd Runner Up, is Kendra Rocha. 1st Runner Up for Miss Sunrise Side Outstanding Teen is, Emma Wright and 2nd Runner Up is, Mollie Rodenhouse.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alcona High School, Miss Michigan, Miss Michigan Outstanding Teen, Miss Sunrise Side, Miss Sunrise Side Outstanding Teen, Scholarship PageantContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena High School Wants 12th Graders and Parents to Attend FAFSA Completion Night Tuesday, Jan. 24thNext Bay Athletic Club Inspires Community Through 10th Annual Fitness Inspired Gala