Sunday, April 20, 2014   

Manila busts Canadian cocaine gang
(01-16 17:40)

Four Canadians have been arrested in Philippines for allegedly trafficking illegal drugs from Mexico, a government investigator said.
(Pictured, Canadians James Clayton Riach, right, and Ali Memar Mortazavi Shirazi at the Department of Justice in Manila).
Rommell Vallejo, chief of the Anti-Organized and Transnational Crime Division of the National Bureau of Investigation, said the suspects have alleged links to a Mexican cartel and are undercutting Chinese traffickers who dominate the local market and this could trigger a drug war.
The suspects were arrested Wednesday in separate raids on three posh condominiums in Manila, Vallejo said.
He said agents seized enough cocaine, methamphetamine and MDMA, which is similar to Ecstasy, from one of the condominiums to fill at least three suitcases.
The wife of one of the suspects is also in custody.—AP

   
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