Salvadoran Judge Sentences Drug Trafficker ‘Repollo’ to 77 Years in Prison

first_imgEl Salvador’s Attorney General’s office (PGR) had charged Repollo with leading a drug trafficking organization that transported 10 tons of cocaine between 2005 and 2012. He was ultimately convicted of five specific offenses in which security forces had seized cocaine from Repollo’s criminal organization, according to La Prensa, and he still faces money laundering charges. Security forces captured Repollo in Guatemala in 2013. During the investigation, law enforcement agents seized 375 kilos of minerals, including uranium. Law enforcement investigators suspect the uranium was purchased in Venezuela and destined for the United States. They’re also exploring possible connections between the Czar of Coltan’s criminal network and private U.S.-based companies. Law enforcement authorities suspect the Czar of Coltan transported large amounts of the illegally harvested mineral to the United States, where private companies use coltan in computer and appliance factories. Criminal organizations often mine coltan in eastern Colombia and Venezuela, and the FARC is known to use the mineral to finance its violent terrorist activities. It often relies on criminal organizations, like the one led by the Czar of Coltan, to export illegally harvested minerals. In 2011, Colombia’s then director of National Police (PNC) said Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel was conspiring with the FARC to mine and sell coltan. Juan Jose Rivera Suarez allegedly used a legal company in Colombia to export shipments of coltan and other minerals that were harvested from protected indigenous reserves by illegal mining operations – such as those commonly operated by the terrorist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Juan Jose Rivera Suarez allegedly used a legal company in Colombia to export shipments of coltan and other minerals that were harvested from protected indigenous reserves by illegal mining operations – such as those commonly operated by the terrorist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). But Rivera Suarez, who is known as the “Czar of Coltan,” won’t be transporting any minerals for a while, thanks to the work of Colombian security forces. The Colombian Navy and investigators with the Attorney General’s office recently placed him under arrest, El Tiempo reported November 21. Salvadoran drug trafficker Jorge Ernesto Ulloa Sibrian allegedly trafficked 10 tons of cocaine to the United States and other destinations over a span of seven years. But thanks to the work of Salvadoran security forces and prosecutors, he’ll be spending 11 times that span in prison. Law enforcement authorities suspect the Czar of Coltan transported large amounts of the illegally harvested mineral to the United States, where private companies use coltan in computer and appliance factories. Criminal organizations often mine coltan in eastern Colombia and Venezuela, and the FARC is known to use the mineral to finance its violent terrorist activities. It often relies on criminal organizations, like the one led by the Czar of Coltan, to export illegally harvested minerals. In 2011, Colombia’s then director of National Police (PNC) said Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel was conspiring with the FARC to mine and sell coltan. Coltan is often used to manufacture electronic devices, such as cellphones and computers. Coltan is often used to manufacture electronic devices, such as cellphones and computers. Colombian Security Forces Capture ‘Czar of Coltan’ Ulloa Sibrian, who is also known as “Repollo,” was sentenced to 77 years in prison by a Salvadoran judge on November 24. Prosecutors earned his conviction – and the conviction of nine other members of his criminal organization – during a trial which revealed the workings of his cocaine-trafficking network. The judge sentenced the other nine defendants to prison terms ranging from five to 60 years in prison. Six other defendants were acquitted of the criminal charges they were facing. By Dialogo November 28, 2014 But Rivera Suarez, who is known as the “Czar of Coltan,” won’t be transporting any minerals for a while, thanks to the work of Colombian security forces. The Colombian Navy and investigators with the Attorney General’s office recently placed him under arrest, El Tiempo reported November 21. During the investigation, law enforcement agents seized 375 kilos of minerals, including uranium. Law enforcement investigators suspect the uranium was purchased in Venezuela and destined for the United States. They’re also exploring possible connections between the Czar of Coltan’s criminal network and private U.S.-based companies. Colombian Security Forces Capture ‘Czar of Coltan’ Ulloa Sibrian, who is also known as “Repollo,” was sentenced to 77 years in prison by a Salvadoran judge on November 24. Prosecutors earned his conviction – and the conviction of nine other members of his criminal organization – during a trial which revealed the workings of his cocaine-trafficking network. The judge sentenced the other nine defendants to prison terms ranging from five to 60 years in prison. Six other defendants were acquitted of the criminal charges they were facing. El Salvador’s Attorney General’s office (PGR) had charged Repollo with leading a drug trafficking organization that transported 10 tons of cocaine between 2005 and 2012. He was ultimately convicted of five specific offenses in which security forces had seized cocaine from Repollo’s criminal organization, according to La Prensa, and he still faces money laundering charges. Security forces captured Repollo in Guatemala in 2013. Salvadoran drug trafficker Jorge Ernesto Ulloa Sibrian allegedly trafficked 10 tons of cocaine to the United States and other destinations over a span of seven years. But thanks to the work of Salvadoran security forces and prosecutors, he’ll be spending 11 times that span in prison. last_img read more

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Navigating today’s fast-evolving credit market

first_img 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jennifer Kerry Jennifer Kerry is Vice President, Credit Card Services, for CO-OP Financial Services, a financial technology provider to credit unions based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (www.co-opfs.org). Kerry can be … Web: www.co-opfs.org Details The credit card issuing industry is quickly evolving. While 2015 may be characterized as the “Year of EMV,” the rush to EMV compliance is mostly behind us on the credit side of the business, even as merchant adoption of the technology gradually moves forward. Debit, of course, is another story.In the year ahead, mobile payment technology will continue to advance, attracting consumers like never before. This makes your digital wallet offering more important than ever. Credit unions should embrace their cardholders desire to move to tokenized payment options such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay for both their efficiency and security. And, of course, you must ensure that your cards are in these wallets.CO-OP’s own research reveals a changing consumer, one that is much more committed to paying down credit card balances. This trend may be related to our recent great recession, but regardless of why it is happening, credit unions need to adjust their business models and more actively manage their portfolios in order to maximize income.There are many steps you can take to build income streams in this environment. Make sure you are meeting Visa’s and MasterCard’s minimum requirements for your rewards program in order to earn a higher rate of interchange. Identify consumer accounts whose spending patterns are like businesses, and then move these members into business products that are paid at a higher interchange rate. And, don’t put your credit portfolio on autopilot. Continually market to your accounts throughout their lifecycle, keeping your products front and center with members. Then measure the results of these campaigns and change course when needed.Wherever possible, thank your members for their loyalty. Offer them a robust rewards program that is easy to understand and earn points; flexible – allowing them to make choices that fit their lifestyle and wants; and which can be highly personalized. Remember that your rewards program is supposed to be rewarding for members – encourage them to redeem their points so they realize the value. Your members will tell you exactly how to reward them, and they will change their preferences from month to month, all the while expecting your program to change along with them.When it comes to rewards, one size does not fit all. Even an offering as narrow as a cash-back program can incorporate several redemption options, ranging from account credits to end-of-the-year bonuses and checks in the mail. The more options members have for redeeming their points, the more members you will entice into your program.As always, the credit industry remains a highly competitive marketplace, and credit unions have to do whatever they can to ensure members are selecting their cards to use. So offer your members a full suite of benefits on par with the national issuers. Understand their needs and preferences, and tailor your product offering accordingly.Keeping pace with advances in technology and consumer expectations takes time and resources, but this investment will pay off in dividends down the road.last_img read more

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Excitement Builds for Return of The Barclays to Bethpage Black

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By John DundonMany of the world’s best professional golfers are descending on Long Island when The Barclays, a tournament on the PGA Tour, returns to the famed Bethpage Black Course next week.Excitement for the upcoming fourth PGA Tour appearance at Bethpage State Park has been building among local golf purists who relish in the chance to see the best in their sport play up close. And the professionals themselves agree—playing Bethpage Black is an awesome experience.“It’s a great venue with great fans, and a great environment to compete in,” Tiger Woods, recalling his ‘02 US Open win at Bethpage Black, said while competing in the previous Bethpage Barclays contest in ‘12. “[Fans] came out with amazing passion and energy.”In ’02, Bethpage Black became the first public golf course in the country to host a US Open—its first major. The US Open previously made its way to LI—a national golf destination that’s home to nearly 150 courses. It made four stops at Southampton’s Shinnecock Hills Golf Course, but only was played at Bethpage Black twice: in ’02 and ‘09.Now after over a decade of tour play, the reviews are in. Bethpage Black plays like one of the country’s best.Joe Rehor has been the course’s resident PGA professional for nearly 40 years. Rehor’s had a front row seat to the course’s journey to the national spotlight.“To be here since 1978, and to watch it grow from a course that wasn’t well run, was poorly maintained, to what it’s become today—that’s so satisfying,” Rehor reminisced. “The PGA, the US Golf Association, the Long Island Golf Association…everyone wants to play at Bethpage Black. I haven’t heard anything bad about the black from anyone who’s played it.”RELATED STORY: Top 19 Golf Courses To Play on Long Island Before Summer’s OverBethpage Black became a household name after the ‘02 US Open. Woods (-3) was the only golfer to finish that tournament below par. During that event, the crowd was labeled as boisterous—even distracting—by some golfers. Long Islanders were clearly pumped to have PGA golf in their backyards.After a successful first trip, the US Open returned to Bethpage Black in ’09.“The people here are incredible,” five-time major champion Phil Mickelson told reporters after his final round that year. The crowd at Bethpage had been cheering for him after he made it public that his wife, Amy, was diagnosed with breast cancer just weeks before his stop at the Black.And then in ‘12, when The Barclays first came to Bethpage Black, the impression was so good it had to come back for more. Besides the upcoming tournament, The Barclays will also be played at the Black course in 2021 and ‘27—much to the delight of local golf purists. In addition to The Barclays, Bethpage Black will host the ‘19 PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup in ‘24.Lindenhurst native Jake Outsen will be volunteering as a hole marshal on the 11th tee for the duration of The Barclays, Thursday through Sunday. To say he’s excited would be an understatement.“It’s going to be amazing, just watching these guys swing… maybe I’ll pick up a thing or two,” Outsen said. “The experience is something you don’t get to be a part of every day, right in Farmingdale, 10 minutes from my house. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I hope [the PGA] comes here more often.”last_img read more

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Two Crashes, Two Injuries Investigated By Police

first_imgDeputies with the Franklin County Sheriffs Department responded to two vehicle accidents that required medical attention last week.On Monday morning, police were called to Springfield Township around 6 a.m.According to police, 34-year-old Craig Maddock of Cedar Grove was traveling north of Springfield Road when he stopped for the stop sign at the intersection of Springfield and Oxford Pike.Marshall Woolum, 24, of Eaton, Ohio, was traveling behind Maddock and was unable to stop his 1998 Chevrolet Blazer in time. Woolum’s vehicle struck the rear of Maddock’s 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. Woolum was transported to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford for injuries.No word on his current condition.Police responded to another vehicle crash on Morris Road, between St. Mary’s Rd. and Pine Rd. in Butler Township on Friday morning.Michael Moore, 29, of Batesville was traveling south in his 1999 Toyota Avalon when he attempted to pass another vehicle traveling in the same direction, according to police. Moore went off of the east side of the road, striking a cement driveway culvert and went airborn.He was transported to Margaret Mary Health for treatment of injuries. Police did not release his current condition.last_img read more

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Botafogo offer Mikel N347m 18-month deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Global COVID-19 cases surpass 27m – Johns Hopkins Everton sign Brazil midfielder from Napoli Reinier completes Dortmund loan switch Former Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, may join Brazilian Serie A club, Botafogo, on an 18-month deal. Botafogo continue to push for the signing of the former Chelsea midfielder, who was released by his former employer, Trabzonspor, following an outburst on the social media from the Nigerian over the safety of players. Mikel left Trabzonspor by mutual consent, days after expressing his concerns about the Turkish Super Liga continuing amid the global coronavirus pandemic. It now looks like the 32-year-old’s search for a new club won’t take long after ESPN journalist, Jorge Nicola, has said that Botafogo have offered Mikel an 18-month deal that would see him earn $2 million (N347 million) over the duration of the contract. The new deal, should it go through, will see the former Chelsea player earns more than the $1.6 million he received at Trabzonspor. Botafogo is willing to recover their greatness in Brazil and they just completed the signing of Japanese, Keisuke Honda.Tags: BotafogoBrazilBrazilian Serie AContract AgreementsJohn Mikel Obilast_img read more

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Sessegnon set to learn fate

first_img The player was astonished to be dismissed and manager Paolo Di Canio signalled the club’s intention to appeal within minutes of the final whistle. Sunderland formally lodged their claim on Tuesday and can expect a decision on Wednesday. Should they fail to have Mr Probert’s ruling overturned, Sessegnon will miss the remaining three games of the season, home clashes with Stoke and Southampton and a final day trip to Tottenham. That would prove a massive blow to the Black Cats, who have been plunged right back into the relegation mire as a result of their black night in the Midlands. Sessegnon has been in sparkling form under new boss Di Canio, scoring the first goal in their 3-0 derby win at Newcastle and then firing his side to victory over Everton six days later to send them clear of the relegation zone. Despite their humiliation at Villa, Sunderland, like Paul Lambert’s men and the Magpies, remain five points better off than 18th-placed Wigan, although the Latics have a game in hand. A three-game ban would deprive Di Canio of one of the men most likely to drag the club out of trouble with leading scorer Steven Fletcher already ruled out of the remainder of the campaign after undergoing ankle surgery. That would heap even more pressure on £5million January signing Danny Graham, who is yet to open his account in a red and white shirt after 10 appearances. Sessegnon’s red card was the second of his career on Wearside, the first coming in a 1-1 league draw at Newcastle in March last year. On that occasion, he was sent of for raising his hands to Magpies midfielder Cheick Tiote, whose theatrical collapse did him no favours, although the African left referee Mike Dean with little option but to dispatch him. The 28-year-old Benin international’s claim for unfair dismissal over his sending-off at Aston Villa on Monday evening is scheduled to be heard this afternoon by an independent regulatory commission. Referee Lee Probert issued a straight red card for Sessegnon’s second-half challenge on Yacouba Sylla as the Black Cats slipped to a disastrous 6-1 Barclays Premier League defeat. Sunderland striker Stephane Sessegnon will discover whether or not his season is over on Wednesday. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Gould among match officials named for U19 WC

first_imgDubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday named the match officials for the upcoming Under 19 World Cup slated to begin from January 17 in South Africa. Wayne Knights of New Zealand and Ravindra Wimalasiri of Sri Lanka will take charge for the umpiring duties in the opening match of the tournament to be played between South Africa and Afghanistan in Kimberley.Rashid Riaz Waqar will be the TV umpire for the first of 48 games in the tournament.Among those taking charge will be veteran Ian Gould, whose esteemed senior international career came to an end when he retired during the World Cup 2019 on home soil.Gould will join forces with Ahmad Shah Pakteen when India get the defence of their title underway against Sri Lanka in Bloemfontein, one of five group-stage matches he will officiate as on-field umpire.In all, 16 umpires from 12 different countries will be on the field for five matches each in the first stage of the U19 World Cup, with eight also performing the role of TV umpire.The list includes five umpires who looked after the 2019 Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier late last year, including Sam Nogajski — who was on duty for the final between Papua New Guinea and Netherlands.The Australian will take the reins for an historic occasion, with Japan playing their very first match in the World Cup when they face New Zealand in Potchefstroom. Iknow Chabi, of Zimbabwe, will join Nogajski out in the middle.Nigeria will become the 31st different team to take part in the event when they face Australia, the second-most successful side since the competition first began in 1988 as the Youth Cricket World Cup.Bangladesh umpire Masudur Rahman Mukul and Nigel Duguid, of West Indies, will be raising their fingers in that match, on January 20 in Kimberley.The pool stages will also see an Ashes rivalry revisited at youth level, with Adrian Holdstock and Asif Yaqoob in the middle for Australia’s clash with England, also at Kimberley, three days later.The 16 umpires will be joined by three match referees for the duration of the tournament, with former Sri Lanka international Graeme Labrooy officiating alongside home official Shaid Wadvalla and England’s Phil Whitticase.Umpire and match referee appointments for the knockout stages will be announced after the teams have been confirmed. The appointments for the Plate and Super League final will be finalised after the semi-finals. IANSAlso Read: Mohammad Hafeez urges PCB not to send Naseem to play in U19 WCAlso Watch: United Workmen Union at Guwahati Refinery stage protest against BJP-Govt over CAA 2019last_img read more

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Baseball players tell owners “further dialogue with the league would be futile” and MLB should order return to work

first_img Associated Press Baseball players tell owners “further dialogue with the league would be futile” and MLB should order return to work June 13, 2020center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players tell owners “further dialogue with the league would be futile” and MLB should order return to work.last_img

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Syracuse tries to overcome inefficient shooting struggles for Penn State matchup

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse has had no problem this season getting shots off. Unfortunately for it, a high shot total hasn’t necessarily translated to wins.“Of course, all that matters is the score,” head coach Paul Flanagan said. “But when you’ve outshot a team … it’s pretty frustrating to go on and lose.”Syracuse (6-12-8, 4-4-4 College Hockey America) has outshot its opponents 756-671 this season, but has been outscored 80-52. The Orange will look to convert those shots into goals against Penn State (13-10-3, 7-4-1 CHA) Friday and Saturday in University Park, Pennsylvania at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively. In its six games since returning from a month-long break, the team has outshot opponents four times without registering a win. In fact, the Orange was outscored 10-6 in those four games. “It’s definitely frustrating,” freshman forward Stephanie Grossi said. “You work hard to work on your shot and capitalize on your opportunities and it’s just not coming.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFlanagan believes that opponent goalie play hasn’t been the sole reason for the shot-goal disparity, and that his team needs to take initiative in taking better shots. “We’ve got to be a little more selective maybe with some of our shots. Our MO on many nights is to just put a lot of pucks on net and just get in and get rebounds,” Flanagan said. “I think we’re not getting the results we’re looking for because we’re not getting good looks and then not getting to enough rebounds.”Flanagan stressed the importance of getting secondary shots. The team has no problem getting initial shots from the perimeter, but hasn’t been able to follow up on misses in front of the net. The opponents’ goaltenders have been making some good first saves, but Flanagan said the Orange isn’t doing enough of getting into the “dirty areas” in front of the net. Once the team is able to get traffic in front of the net, the goals will follow.“We’re missing out on a lot of shots where we’ll take a shot and there’s a rebound we’re not jumping on,” defender Nicole Renault said. “Those are the shots we’ll get, not the pretty shots from the top of the circles that are going to go right in.”The team has been working in practice on scoring off initial offensive zone entries. In game action, if that doesn’t work, SU tries to cycle the puck among players and get open on the wings.Renault said that the team has been focusing on crashing the net on missed shots, no matter the drill. If someone shoots on net, everyone participating in the drill goes for the rebound, regardless of who shot the puck.It’s been a point of emphasis to improve its even-strength attack as well, as SU has only four even strength goals in the six games since semester break.“Don’t be satisfied with taking a shot on net and getting off the ice with a line change,” Flanagan said. “We’ve got to do a better job and taking some pride in wanting to score goals.” Comments Published on January 29, 2015 at 12:03 am Contact Liam: lpsull01@syr.edulast_img read more

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Trojans prepare to kick off Pac-12 competition

first_imgThe Trojans face two highly ranked teams from the north this weekend when they play host to Cal and Stanford, respectively. The action gets underway Friday at 1:30 p.m. when the No. 2-ranked Trojans face the No. 13 Bears at Marks Stadium, with the second game against the      No. 18-ranked Cardinal on Saturday.Rock-solid start · Sophomore Yannick Hanfmann (above) and the USC men’s tennis team have yet to lose a game this season as they make a run at a fifth straight national championship trophy. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanCal is 3-0 this season in Intercollegiate Tennis Association play and is led by senior Christoffer Konigsfeldt, ranked No. 42 in singles. Konigsfeldt missed Cal’s previous 5-2 victory over Pacific last weekend as he represented his native Denmark in the Davis Cup. Freshman Mads Engsted, ranked No. 93 in singles, might see a familiar foe in Trojan sophomore Roberto Quiroz. Engsted and Quiroz met in the Sherwood Collegiate Cup earlier this year, and the match went the full three sets — including a tiebreak — with Quiroz emerging victorious, 5-7, 6-2, 7-6(4).The team is aware that a keener focus is necessary when facing conference opponents such as Cal and Stanford. USC head coach Peter Smith emphasized the importance of strong preparation in facing Pac-12 teams.“It’s time to get it going,” Smith said. “We had three matches over the weekend, and the goal was to get seven matches in before we play a top-20 team.”Despite having played a multitude of matches including two doubleheaders, the Trojans haven’t faced much adversity on the road to Pac-12 play. In four of their seven matches, the Trojans didn’t drop a single match. When asked how he felt about the team’s preparation in spite of the seeming lack of a visible challenge, Smith insisted that he felt the team was “very prepared.”“We’re right there; we’re right where we want to be,” Smith said.In contrast to the Trojans, the Cardinal have faced plenty of adversity to open the season, dropping matches to No. 26 Texas A&M and TCU at home. The Stanford men’s tennis team is 3-2 on the season and the schedule only gets progressively tougher for them entering the National Team Indoor Intercollegiate championships, with a match against No. 3 UCLA on Friday before facing No. 2 USC on Saturday.The Cardinal are led by sophomore John Morrissey, ranked No. 39 in the nation. It was Trojan sophomore Eric Johnson who knocked out Morrissey at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup with a 6-3, 6-3 victory in the second round. The results earlier this year might give the Trojans confidence in their game plan, but the team remains on guard.“Cal and Stanford are obviously two very good teams,” sophomore Jonny Wang said. “You can never take anything for granted. The Pac-12 is one of, if not the strongest conference in the nation. Having so many ranked teams means any match between these teams are going to be tightly contested.”Junior Ray Sarmiento will return to the lineup after playing only one leg of the two matches last Sunday. Sarmiento felt that the team didn’t need to do anything differently to prepare for its opponents.“We’re just going to keep working hard and get our bodies ready,” Sarmiento said.Sarmiento has played out of his usual No. 1 position at times this season with junior Emilio Gomez filling in aptly in his stead. When asked if he would retake his No. 1 position with the beginning of           Pac-12 play, Sarmiento was gracious in his response.“It doesn’t matter, I mean, we’re all playing well,” Sarmiento said, citing Gomez’s success in particular.Gomez picked up Pac-12 player of the week honors for his play at the No. 1 spot last week. This week, the honor went to another Trojan, freshman Max de Vroome.De Vroome secured five straight doubles wins with partner Quiroz and five straight set match victories last week, including the thrilling clincher against No. 16 Texas, which saw de Vroome fight back from behind in both sets to win the match in tiebreaks.last_img read more

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