Nicaraguan Navy and US Intercept Boat with Drugs in Caribbean Sea

first_img The Nicaraguan Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard seized nearly 300 kilos of cocaine and arrested five alleged Colombian drug traffickers on board a boat in Nicaraguan territorial waters in the Caribbean Sea, a Military source announced on June 1. The Eduardoño boat was intercepted the night before “about 46 nautical miles southeast of Puerto Cabezas,” the capital of the North Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAN), the Nicaraguan Army specified in a statement. According to the statement, “upon seeing that they had been discovered, the boat’s crew threw the drugs into the sea,” from where part of the drugs were successfully recovered. According to the statement, “a total of 270 packages (of cocaine)” were seized, “which upon being weighed, came to 299 kilos and 979 grams” and which were incinerated in the presence of the police and the public prosecutor’s office, the press release indicated. The joint operation was part of the agreement signed by Nicaragua and the United States in 2003 to eliminate illicit trafficking by sea and air. By Dialogo June 05, 2012last_img read more

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Salmonella cases trigger almond recall

first_img The FDA said it was working with other health authorities to trace the source of the potentially contaminated products. About 57 people in Wheaton, Ill., became ill in February after eating basil and mesclun prepared by a restaurant, the FDA said in an alert to consumers. Twenty of the cases were confirmed as cyclosporiasis. The same month, 38 people in Irving, Tex., fell ill after eating basil and mesclun at a local restaurant, and 16 cases were confirmed as cyclosporiasis. May 24, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Two outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness caused by the parasite Cyclospora may have been associated with raw basil and “mesculin [mesclun]/spring mix salad” served at restaurants in Illinois and Texas, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Cyclosporiasis, an infection of the small intestine, causes watery diarrhea with frequent, sometimes explosive, bowel movements, the FDA said. Other symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, low-grade fever, and fatigue. Symptoms usually appear about a week after eating contaminated food. Cyclosporiasis was little-known until the 1990s, according to a 2000 report in Clinical Infectious Diseases. In 1996 a multistate outbreak in the United States and Canada was traced to Guatemalan strawberries, demonstrating that the illness is spread by food, according to the report.center_img See also: The FDA said the infection can be treated with antibiotics. People experiencing the above symptoms after eating basil and mesclun or spring mix salads should consult a physician and notify their local health department, the agency said. May 21 FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2004/ucm108304.htmlast_img read more

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