By Dialogo December 03, 2012 Honduran authorities found between 15 to 20 tons of pseudoephedrine or paste to manufacture this drug hidden inside a tunnel on a farm 200 km north of Tegucigalpa, on November 29. “They found 344 bales of the drug, that might be pseudoephedrine or paste, weighing between 15 to 20 tons,” said Elvis Guzmán, the spokesperson for the Prosecutor’s office in the northern part of the country. The police operation started on November 24 and resulted in at least 12 arrests, as well as property seized worth 100 million dollars. According to Guzmán, the drug was wrapped in plastic and tape and hidden inside a 15-meter-long cement tunnel. “This would be the largest drug seizure; however, we still need to verify what kind of drug it is. Everything indicates that it is pseudoephedrine, but we need to verify the exact amount and if there are any more drugs on the premises,” he added. Honduras and other Central American countries have become a transit and storage area for drugs coming from South America, destined for the United States.
NAFCU will monitor hearings in the House tomorrow on fundamental tax reform proposals and another on oversight of the Federal Communications Commission. The Senate begins a two-week recess today.The House Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee will hold a hearing to review various tax reform proposals. This will be the first hearing in a series where members will share, discuss and promote their tax reform proposals. Committee member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., will testify during this hearing on his tax reform bill, which specifically exempts credit unions. The hearing is slated to begin at 2:30 p.m. Eastern.The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, also tomorrow, will discuss the oversight of the Federal Communications Commission in a hearing set for 10:15 a.m. Eastern.In other hearings Tuesday:The House Financial Services Committee will hear testimony from Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on the state of the international financial system. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 74-year-old man was shot dead and a 72-year-old woman was critically wounded by two gunshots in Westbury on Saturday night, Nassau County police said.Third Precinct police officers found the victims upon responding to a call reporting a person shot at a Waterbury Lane home at 9:40 p.m., police said.The female victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries and is listed in critical condition. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities were not immediately released.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.