Over 100kg of narcotics seized at sea | Colombo Gazette

The Sri Lanka Navy has seized nearly 180kg of narcotics off the coast of Negombo. Navy Spokesman Captain Indika de Silva told Colombo Gazette that 100kg of Chrystal Methamphetamine or ‘ICE’ and 80kg of hashish were seized by Navy personnel. He said four Sri Lankans from Chilaw were arrested for the possession of the narcotics, […]

The Girl Detective Disappears: On Searching for Nancy Drew, and Finding Myself

Summer, 1999. Your grandmother’s house is stuffy and dark, full of mysteries. When she’s not looking, steal the magnifying glass in the kitchen drawer. In the living room, your brother is reading a book about an army of brave squirrels. He does not want to go explore; he does not want to play outside. “They’re […]

Punjab Police nabs 2 in cross-border smuggling of narcotics & weapons

The Punjab Police have arrested two members of a module using drones for cross-border smuggling of narcotics and weapons through an international network, including Pakistan-based smugglers with links to Khalistani operatives. The accused, identified as Lakhbir Singh aka Lakha and Bachittar Singh, were arrested by Amritsar (Rural) police through certain leads, with further investigations expected […]


A Yucca Valley man was arrested after investigators say he was found with a large amount of illegal narcotics. Sheriff’s deputies had been investigating leads into narcotics sales at a home in the 55900 block of Onaga Trail in Yucca Valley, and about 11 p.m. Friday, they served a search warrant at the home and […]

Pet detective warns Scots dog owners being stalked by crooks amid theft surge

A PET detective told how dog owners are being stalked by crooks — after Scots homes were marked out as targets for thefts. Tom Watkins, who runs Britain’s biggest animal search agency, claimed gangs are flagging up properties to hit by fixing cable ties to lamp posts. His warning came after scores of suspicious signs […]

Commerce Twp. Fire Caused by Narcotics Operation in Garage • Oakland County Times

Commerce Township, MI – On Dec. 20 just after noon, Deputies responded along with the Commerce Township Fire Department (CTFD) on a report of a residential structure fire in the 2100 block of Bass Lake Rd.  According to multiple 911 callers there were multiple explosions and the garage caught fire.  One of the three residents […]

Playing detective for native trees

Dead trees are nothing new in the Australian landscape, but last summer was particularly severe. Following weeks of orange haze and thick black smoke caused by bushfires that ravaged the country, an estimated 21% of the total area covered by forests – excluding Tasmania – was burnt. Add to this the ongoing threat of drought, […]