Colombia Captures Drug Kingpin to Be Extradited to U.S.


first_img On Aug. 8, near Medellín, Colombian authorities captured Erikson Vargas, alias Sebastián, considered one of the most important drug trafficking headmen in Colombia, head of drug organization Office of Envigado, which is known to maintain an alliance with the Mexican Los Zetas cartel and whose extradition to the United States is in process. Sebastian “is one of the most important criminals in recent years in Colombia,” assured Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón at a press conference at the antinarcotics base in Bogotá, where the alleged drug trafficker arrived around noon from Medellín (400 kilometers northwest of the Colombian capital). Vargas directed the organization of drug traffickers and assassins that originated at the time of former Medellín cartel leader Pablo Escobar. Arrest warrants were issued for criminal conspiracy of aggravated murder, forced displacement, extortion and drug trafficking. The alleged drug trafficking kingpin had notably changed his physical appearance, indicated the police in a statement. The Office of Envigado has been “one of the organizations that have committed the most murders in the past decade,” said Pinzón. After his capture, President Juan Manuel Santos assured that he will be extradited to the United States, as has been done with other drug trafficking kingpins. “He has an order for extradition and we will extradite him” he said in a press conference. Pinzón stated Vargas’s arrest constitutes “a lethal blow” against the organization, adding that in past months they struck the mid-level members and “with this arrest, we cut the head off.” Vargas was detained in an estate near Medellín in an operation in which one of his associates resisted authorities and was killed, while others were detained, police said. Eight firearms, among them a grenade launcher, were seized at that location, Pinzón detailed. The Office of Envigado is an organization of drug traffickers and assassins that started operating in 1980 in Medellín at the command of Pablo Escobar. After the death of the lord, command went to Diego Fernando Murillo, alias Don Berna, a member of the paramilitary group United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC, extreme right). By Dialogo August 10, 2012last_img read more

Ferguson enjoys watching brief


first_img “You have to say Manchester City are playing so well, there is no dispute about that, but the teams at the top at the minute must have a big chance. “Arsenal must have a big chance. Everyone keeps writing them off, saying they won’t last, but we’re into the second half of the season and they are still there. Then you’ve got Chelsea, Everton, Tottenham, who are starting to do well. “United always do well in the second half of the season, so we’ve got a fantastic league and we should be proud of that.” The former United manager, who departed after almost 27 years in charge last summer to make way for Moyes, has seen the Red Devils struggle to impose themselves in the title battle this season and get eliminated from both domestic cup competitions. Last season’s champions are crawling along in seventh place this time, six points outside the top four and a further eight points behind leaders Arsenal. Sir Alex Ferguson is convinced Manchester United can climb the Premier League table and insists he is enjoying watching David Moyes’ team. Ferguson says there is no limit to what United can achieve, but he concedes second-placed Manchester City are looking a major force as the campaign moves towards its crucial stage, and he also sees Arsenal as stayers in the race for silverware. “United can do anything. They have got that great philosophy and history, they will always do well,” Ferguson said. “I can watch the team whenever I want and I’ve really enjoyed it. I’m going as a supporter now and instead of suffering with the team, I’m suffering or enjoying it with the fans. I’m really enjoying watching the team play.” The retirement of Ferguson and the transitional phase of former Everton manager Moyes moving into the top job at Old Trafford has been cited as a factor behind the United team’s regression. There have also been suggestions that Ferguson’s regular presence in directors’ boxes at United matches may not be helping Moyes to settle in, given plenty of focus continues to be afforded to the 72-year-old Scot. Yet Ferguson, named a UEFA coaching ambassador on Friday, sees the competitive nature of this season’s Premier League as a cause to celebrate, while holding out hope for a late United surge. “This year for the first time it really looks as if five or six could be involved (in the title race), so it’s a great Premier League,” Ferguson told Sky Sports News. “It’s still not an easy league to win. I think the English game is the most honest and is the hardest league to win in terms of the competition you face. You can lose to anyone. Press Associationlast_img read more

NBA free agency rumors: Knicks, Reggie Bullock agree to reworked 2-year deal


first_img Nuggets sign Jamal Murray to 5-year extension Gibson, 34, averaged 10.8 points and 6.5 rebounds in his second season with the Timberwolves.Portis, 24, was traded from the Bulls to the Wizards in February and averaged 14.2 points and 8.1 rebounds on the season.Ellington, 31, averaged 10.3 points and 2.0 rebounds splitting time with the Pistons and Heat in his 10th NBA season. Now that NBA free agency has begun, the Knicks are staying busy making moves, especially with Kevin Durant bound for Brooklyn after agreeing to a deal with the Nets.New York kicked things off Sunday by signing Julius Randle to a three-year deal worth $63 million. His CAA agents, Aaron Mintz and Steve Heumann, confirmed the move to ESPN. Kawhi Leonard’s decision is ‘franchise-changing,’ Raptors’ Fred VanVleet says Taj Gibson has agreed to a two-year, $20M deal with the Knicks, agent Mark Bartelstein tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019Then it was rumored Bobby Portis agreed to a two-year deal worth $31 million.Free agent Bobby Portis has agreed to a two-year, $31M deal with the Knicks, agent Mark Bartelstein tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019But not before Reggie Bullock agreed to a two-year deal as well, with The Athletic reporting it was worth $21 million. Update: This deal was reworked July 16 as Bullock agreed to a two-year for less than the $4.7 million exception, according to SNY. The agreement was changed after there were concerns over his health.Free agent Reggie Bullock has agreed to two-year, $21M deal to sign with the New York Knicks, agent David Bauman of ISE Basketball tells @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2019Reggie Bullock has signed a 2-year deal with the Knicks for less than the $4.7 million exception. His agent, David Bauman, says the “Knicks were fantastic through this process.”— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) July 16, 2019Just when you thought it was over, another shoe dropped Monday morning as Wayne Ellington agreed to a two-year deal worth $16 million.Free agent Wayne Ellington has agreed to a two-year, $16M deal with the New York Knicks, agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019ESPN noted that while this likely isn’t the free agency that Knicks fans had in mind, the team is “gathering group of serious-minded, professional players” that could still make a difference.Randle, 24, is coming off a productive season in which he averaged  21.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.1 with the Pelicans. Leaving the nest: Kemba Walker pens farewell to Hornets But that was just a warm-up.Later Sunday, ESPN reported Taj Gibson agreed to a two-year deal worth $20 million with the Knicks. Related Newslast_img read more

From this Summer Kolasinac in Italian Club?


first_imgSead Kolašinac, football player of national football representation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will continue his career in Italy.Schalke defender will be player of Gelsenkirchen until the summer and after his contract expires, he will sign for a European champion!According to the Italian media (Corriere dello Sport) Kolašinac made an oral agreement with Milan and from next season he will wear the shirt of this club!Apparently, the same agreement achieved Mateo Musacchio from Villarreal.This season, Kolasinac is one of the best players of Schalke and was elected in the ideal team of the first part of the season in the Bundesliga. He has played in 20 matches in the Bundesliga and scored three goals and five assists.(Source: faktor)last_img