By Gonzalo Silva Infante/Diálogo October 15, 2020 On August 23, the Peruvian Navy (MGP, in Spanish), through the Iquitos Port Captaincy, seized more than 1 ton of marijuana in a riverine operation on the Napo River, Loreto department. During the operation, the MGP said in a press release, a confrontation took place with armed individuals, leaving one MGP service member wounded. Two of the three suspects were neutralized, while the third escaped.“As a result of this operation, they [the authorities] approached this vessel to inspect it, and when they approached, they [the suspects] opened fire on our personnel,” MGP Rear Admiral César Benavides Iraola, commander of the Fifth Naval Zone and head of the Captaincy District N.°5, which includes the Iquitos and Yurimaguas captaincies, told Diálogo.“They [MGP service members] approached and found packages on board during the search,” Rear Adm. Benavides said. The marijuana seized totaled 1,020 kilograms, the MGP reported.In addition to the drug, authorities seized an M-4 assault rifle, an AR-15 automatic light rifle, a submachine gun, and ammunition.From January 1 to August 23, with the support of the National Police and the Office of the Attorney General, the MGP carried out 26 riverine operations in the Peruvian Amazon to fight against narcotrafficking and illegal mining, Rear Adm. Benavides said. The seizures, he said, included “1 ton of marijuana, 6,700 gallons [25,362 liters] of chemical precursors, 47 facilities, [and] 25 labs. We’ve seized weapons and confiscated seven vessels that were under investigation because of their connection with [illicit] activities. This shows that the effort is paying off.”
USC football head coach Steve Sarkisian has issued an apology for inappropriate behavior at Saturday night’s Salute to Troy event that was held on campus.According to event attendees, Sarkisian looked to be inebriated and was slurring his words while he delivered a speech to the crowd that included many USC alumni and donors.Sarkisian’s speech included dropping an F-bomb when introducing his team. He would also go on to say that a number of teams including 2015 opponents Oregon, Arizona State and Notre Dame “all suck,” according to ESPN.He, reportedly, was then pulled off stage by Athletic Director Pat Haden and Senior Associate Athletic Director J.K. McKay.“I sincerely apologize to my players and staff and to our fans for my behavior and my inappropriate language at our kickoff event Saturday night,” Sarkisian said in a statement released on the USC RipsIt Blog. “I have a responsibility to all of them, and I let them down.”Sarkisian also said that he and Haden had a conversation after the event.“I met with Coach Sarkisian and I expressed my disappointment in the way he represented himself and the University at out Salute to Troy event,” Haden said in the released statement. “While the details of our conversation will remain between us, I am confident he heard my message loud and clear.”The Salute to Troy is a booster event that is held annually to kick off the new football season.The Trojans will kick off their season at home against Arkansas State on Sept. 5 in a non-conference matchup.
Sumner Newscow report â€” Starting around Tuesday, December 16, and continuing for six weeks, the Kansas Department of Transportation will have a field survey team surveying a section of K-55 Highway in Sumner County.Â The survey area will include the section of K-55 highway 3000 feet east and west of the K-55 bridge over the Arkansas River. The purpose of the survey is to gather information necessary to create detailed designs for future highway improvements.Rob Selley, P.S., Field Survey Project Manager, will be in charge of this survey for KDOT. Â A member of the survey crew will contact landowners and/or tenants for permission to enter private property. Â Survey activities will include the use of survey equipment on the ground to determine locations on existing features within the survey corridor.People with questions about the survey can contact Martin Miller, KDOT South Central Public Affairs Manager, at (620) 663-3361 or toll free at 1-877-550-5368.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments