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Sri Lanka destroys US$108 million haul of cocaine
Sri Lanka destroys US$108 million haul of cocaine

Sri Lanka on Monday destroyed US$108 million worth of cocaine in public, seized by authorities in the port of Colombo which is increasingly becoming a transit hub favoured by drug smugglers in Asia. The authorities destroyed 928 kg (more than 2,040 lbs) of the drug, the largest cocaine haul in Asia, which was found in a container of timber on a Colombian ship bound…

Reuters - Jan 15 16:31 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Colombo, World, SriLanka ]

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Tamil Tiger financiers to stand trial in Switzerland
Tamil Tiger financiers to stand trial in Switzerland

Thirteen financiers accused of funnelling more than CH15 million ($15.3 million) to the Sri Lankan Tamil separatist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) will stand trial before the Swiss Federal Criminal Court on Monday. The accused are from Switzerland, Germany and Sri Lanka. “I don’t think [the 13 suspects] should face trial as the LTTE struggled…

SwissInfo - Jan 04 20:42 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Colombo, History, World ]

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