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Six plead guilty to Sinaloa Cartel cocaine submarine smuggling plot - US Justice Dept

Washington, Sep 13 (UNI/Sputnik) Six Colombian nationals have entered guilty pleas to charges of conspiring to use “narco-submarines” to smuggle over 19,000 kilograms, or nearly 42,000 pounds of cocaine to the Sinaloa Cartel in northern Mexico, the US Justice Department announced on Monday.
"According to the plea agreements ... the defendants were part of a transnational criminal organization that dispatched self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) vessels, sometimes known as narco-submarines, from Colombia into the Pacific Ocean, destined for Sinaloa Cartel members in Oaxaca, Mexico," the Justice Department said in a press release,
Fernando Pineda-Jimenez, 40, Luis Ernesto Perez-Quevedo, 45, Adrian Luna-Munoz, 45, Yesid Eduardo Torres-Solis, 41, Hector Ruiz-Angulo, 54, each pleaded guilty to one count conspiracy to import five kilograms or more of cocaine into the United States, the release said.
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Italian drug regulator backs Reciprocal Approval of Covid-19 Vaccines

18 Oct 2021 | 7:04 PM

Rome, Oct 18 (UNI/Sputnik) Italy is exploring reciprocal recognition of Russian and Chinese Covid-19 vaccines to expand freedom of travel for those inoculated with non-EU approved vaccinations, Director of the Italian Medicines Agency Nicola Magrini said.

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Ex-US Secretary of State Powell dies of Covid-19 complications: Family

18 Oct 2021 | 6:37 PM

Washington, Oct 18 (UNI/Sputnik) Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell died on Monday from coronavirus-related complications, his family said in a statement. He was 84.

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Vietnam reports 3,168 new COVID-19 cases, 867,221 in total

18 Oct 2021 | 6:15 PM

Hanoi, Oct 18 (UNI/Xinhua) Vietnam reported 3,168 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, including 3,159 locally transmitted and nine imported, according to the country's Health ministry.

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Indonesia reports 626 new COVID-19 cases, restrictions on public activities eased

18 Oct 2021 | 6:08 PM

Jakarta, Oct 18 (UNI/Xinhua) The number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 626 within one day to 4,235,384, with the death toll adding by 47 to 142,999, the country's Health Ministry said on Monday.

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