US Forces Stop 570 Pounds of Cocaine off Panama

first_img View post tag: Panama US Forces Stop 570 Pounds of Cocaine off Panama Authorities View post tag: Cocaine View post tag: pounds View post tag: americas Back to overview,Home naval-today US Forces Stop 570 Pounds of Cocaine off Panama View post tag: Navy Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: 570 View post tag: News by topic U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine agents and international partners intercepted a suspicious vessel loaded with 570 pounds of cocaine in international waters off the coast of Panama. The estimated street value of the drugs is more than $42 million.A CBP OAM crew aboard a P-3 Orion fixed-wing aircraft detected a fast-moving panga-type vessel in open waters near Panama City on August 14. The agents provided overhead surveillance as Panamanian law enforcement moved in to intercept the vessel. Authorities arrested three individuals and seized multiple bales of cocaine on the drug-trafficking vessel.In Fiscal Year 2014, CBP’s P-3s operating from Jacksonville, Florida and Corpus Christi, Texas, flew nearly 6,000 hours in support of counternarcotic missions resulting in 135 interdiction events of suspected smuggling vessels and aircraft. These events led to the total seizure or disruption of more than 126,000 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $9.47 billion.[mappress mapid=”16778″]Image: CBP View post tag: Stops View post tag: US View post tag: Naval August 28, 2015last_img read more

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Students show best way to improve your life is by improving others’

first_imgAccording to them, the best part is they’ll never know who they’ve helped. Despite the fact they’ve managed to raise the money, that isn’t the thing their teacher is most proud of. Kolby and Xavier were juniors last year when a teacher challenged them to do more in their community, but what they’ve accomplished since has challenged even that teacher’s sky high expectations. Even though they’re both graduating, both Kolby and Xavier told me they hope to see the program continue next year. They went to local businesses in delhi to raise funds to purchase any kind of clothing students of all ages may need. In the year and a half since their project started, the two of them have managed to raise more than two thousand dollars. DELHI, NY (WBNG) — Two Delaware Academy students saw a need in their community and decided to do something about it.center_img “That way when kids don’t have clothes at home and they don’t feel like telling anybody because they feel embarrassed, we don’t need to know either,” said Xavier Gardepe. “It’s just between the one teacher and Ms. Losie so they can supply the student with that stuff so they’re not made fun of. We’re not about that.” The seniors created a program to fund clothes for less fortunate students, and it’s made a difference in unexpected ways. The two originally came up with an idea to do a sock drive to help elementary students, but soon realized they could do much more than just that. “I think that in school we focus a lot on the education aspect of somebody’s life and not necessarily them as a whole, and I want them to realize that they have so much to offer, not just as students, not just in this case as mechanics, but as people. They’re good people,” said Abby Losie, an English teacher and the program coordinator.last_img read more

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