French Narcotrafficker Arrested in Brazil

first_imgBy Dialogo July 06, 2011 A French narcotrafficker sought by Interpol who belongs to the gang of notorious bank robber Antonio Ferrara was arrested near Rio, Brazilian police said on 1 July. “According to the French government, the trafficker belongs to one of the most violent gangs in France” headed by Italian-born Ferrara, a police statement read. Identified as Pedrag Vukomanovic by the Brazilian police, the French trafficker was sought by the international police organization Interpol for his ties to criminals and international drug trafficking. He was arrested the day before in Sao Goncalo, in southeastern Rio state, by a police anti-drug unit. Ferrara’s network “set up a branch in Brazil” that aimed to deliver Latin American cocaine to Europe using mules who would leave the country from the country’s two main cities of Rio and Sao Paulo by plane, according to police. A major crime figure, Ferrara is currently serving a 12-year criminal prison sentence for his spectacular escape from prison in Fresnes, near Paris, in 2003. In January, five of his brothers and 13 other people suspected of trafficking cocaine between Latin American and France were arrested by police in France and Brazil.last_img read more

Facebook post causes stir in Columbus

first_imgColumbus, IN—A social media post from a resident in Columbus has several residents in the city in an uproar.According to the Columbus Police Department, There is a social media post being shared online in regards to an abduction or kidnapping of a little girl in Columbus on Wednesday. They say this information is false.  There have been no reported child abductions in Columbus according to the police department.CPD was investigating a report of a domestic disturbance/battery between two adults involving a red van or SUV in the parking lot of Captain D’s on National Road and a second location earlier today. However, this case did not involve a child.The person that made the original post has gone on to say that it’s not a false post. This person goes on to say her original post states that her daughter and friends never made a claim to seeing the girl/female in question that was screaming for help.  She alleges that they didn’t assume it was a youth until one of the kids in the group that witnessed the ordeal received a call back from dispatch that allege the caller told them there was a report of a little girl being put in a similar ran earlier that morning.The police department does ask that anyone with information in regards to the reported incident is urged to contact the Columbus Police Department at 812-376-2600. Tips and information can be left anonymously.last_img read more