By Dialogo August 14, 2013 One of Honduras’s main drug traffickers and smugglers, identified as Evelio Fúnez, was captured in a neighborhood within Tegucigalpa, on August 12, Honduran authorities reported. “An arrest warrant for drug smuggling, money laundering, and weapons storage was issued against Evelio Fúnez on August 1, 2012. He was captured in a neighborhood, east of the capital,” said Major Santos Nolasco, spokesman for Operación Libertad, a deployment of military and police forces that started in February to combat crime. Nolasco added that Fúnez was considered “one of the main drug traffickers and smugglers in the capital,” and explained that he was detained during a joint operation between the police, Armed Forces and the prosecution. “Two firearms and a vehicle, which will be investigated,” were confiscated from the detainee, according to Nolasco, who added that Fúnez was not on U.S. list of alleged drug leaders wanted for extradition.
Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – An alternative-school principal has been placed on paid leave during an investigation into child pornography found on a school computer, Palmdale School District said Friday. Oak Tree Learning Center Principal Robert Berlinger was placed on paid leave Jan. 19 and a computer onto which pornographic images of children may have been downloaded was turned over Jan. 24 to sheriff’s detectives, school district and sheriff’s officials said. “To protect the privacy of the personnel involved, we do not comment on confidential personnel matters. However, we understand there is a criminal investigation pending and the district will fully cooperate with law enforcement,” Assistant Superintendent Roger Gallizzi said. Berlinger, a 30-year Palmdale schools employee who over the years has been a principal at several schools, has not been arrested or charged with a crime. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Berlinger’s attorney, Richard Schwab, defended his client. “I don’t think there’s anything at this time to comment about,” Schwab said. “My understanding is a computer is being investigated. That’s all I know at this juncture. “We are confident everything will work out appropriately. Many individuals are subject to various types of inquiries and investigations and oftentimes it leads to nothing. Other times it may,” Schwab said. “Obviously if something is there, we will respond at that particular time. Mr. Berlinger is a well-respected, well-liked gentleman.” Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Becker said the school computer was turned over to the Sheriff’s Department High Tech Task Force. “So far, we have not gotten notification back from them if there is child pornography on the computer or not,” Becker said.
URA FC have defeated Busoga United on two occasions in the past. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Uganda Premier League URA Vs Busoga UnitedBombo [email protected]:30pmURA hosts Busoga united at a neutral ground in one of the three Uganda Premier League games to be played on Friday.The game will be at the Bombo barracks which is a neutral ground for both teams as Nambooloe-where URA usually host their games, is still closed.URA are 10th on the 16-team table with 14 points while Busoga United, who have lost two and drawn once in their last three games lie 8th on the table with two points more.Team news Defender Paul Mbowa and attacking midfielder Joachim Ojera are doubtful due to documentation although the two have been playing for the club since the season started.Abbey Bogere Kikomeko will be welcoming back Joel Madondo who missed the last two games.Match facts Busoga’s last game was a 1-1 draw with Maroons at Mighty Arena in Jinja. The result ended Busoga’s three-game losing streak but extended their winless run to four games.Busoga sit two places above URA and have collected 17 points after 14 games. This will be their last game in the first round.The Tax collectors who lost their last league encounter 1-0 away to Vipers at Kitende, are 10th on the 16-team log with 14 points.URA has won twice and Busoga once since they started playing each other.Comments Tags: Busoga UnitedUganda Premier LeagueURA FC