Argentina: More than 1 Ton of Marihuana Seized on Border with Paraguay

first_imgBy Dialogo May 17, 2011 The Argentine Gendarmes (border police) seized 1.2 tons of marihuana hidden in a vehicle that tried to evade a security checkpoint in the town of San Ignacio, near the border with Paraguay, the security force announced. In the vehicle, which was abandoned after the occupants failed to stop at the checkpoint on a road in the province of Misiones, the gendarmes found “fifty-four bags containing 1,315 packages of Cannabis sativa ‘marihuana’ with a total weight of 1,206 kilos 500 grams,” the agency indicated in a statement. The value of the cargo found in the vehicle was estimated “at five million pesos” (1.2 million dollars), the security force added. The Gendarmes specified that the vehicle’s occupants “ignored” orders to stop and fled until the vehicle was found on a road near San Ignacio (Misiones), 1,200 km northeast of Buenos Aires, according to the statement, which did not specify whether any detentions took place.last_img read more

Cops Seek Tips in Teen’s Shooting Death

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jonathan Graff’s body was found in a Bay Shore Park on Friday, Oct. 10, police said.Suffolk County police Saturday afternoon released a photo of the Queens teenager whose lifeless body was found in a Bay Shore Park after he was shot to death. Police also said they’re seeking the public’s help in 17-year-old Jonathan Graff’s shooting death. He was last seen in Jamaica on Oct. 9, police said. Graff was wearing dark blue jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt, a baseball cap and black sneakers, police said.A man walking his dog in Spur Drive Park late Friday afternoon discovered Graff’s body and called police. Graff’s body was taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy. Anyone with information on the shooting or who may have seen Graff before the incident is asked to call Homicide Squad detectives at 631-852-6392 or Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more