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Suspect in US Embassy Kidnapping Extradited

The National Central Bureau of the International Police (Interpol) in the Chilean capital of Santiago extradited a Colombian citizen on Wednesday. The citizen was wanted by US authorities following the kidnapping and robbery of two US Embassy employees in Bogota, Colombia's capital. Gang Kidnappings: Pedro José Silva Ochoa was a member of the "Los Tomaseros" gang, a gang that specialized in...

Chilean Police Seize 661 lbs of Drugs Worth $2.8 Billion Pesos

What You Need to Know: In two operations termed ‘Camillo’ and ‘El Valle’, Chilean police seized 661 lbs of Marijuana and cocaine base paste while in transit from the north of the country to Santiago Province. Anti-drug officers seized 93 packages of cocaine base paste, weighing around 220 lbs, which were located in the false bottom of a pick-up truck. As...

Large Forest Fire Breaks Out in Chile

Update 01:05 local time: The fires have been controlled by authorities. Authorities have stated the fires began when a suspect fired a flare which ignited it and spread to the city. Massive blazes have reportedly broken out in Valparaíso, Chile, due to unknown causes. Reports have surfaced of the wind carrying the fires to other areas as firefighters attempt to contain...

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Philippines Receives First Batch of BrahMos Missile

The Acquisition The Philippines Armed Forces (AFP) received its first Brahmos super-sonic anti-ship missile today, April 19th, after arriving from Indian Air Force (IAF) C-17 aircraft. This deal began in 2017 and was approved in...

French Bank to Face Lawsuit Over Alleged Assistance in Sudan Genocide

A US judge has ruled that BNP Paribas, a French bank, is to face a lawsuit for allegedly assisting Sudan's previous dictatorship in carrying out the Darfur Genocide, as well as other abuses in...