Colombia Seizes a Ton of Cocaine en Route to Mexican Sinaloa Cartel

first_imgBy Dialogo August 14, 2012 Colombian police seized a ton of cocaine that was allegedly being sent to the Mexican Sinaloa cartel in Mexico, led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, on a highway in the Antioquia Department (northwest), said the National Police on Aug. 11. The cache of drugs, valued at $35 million, was found in 866 packages in a truck that was stopped at a police checkpoint on a road between the towns of Caldas and Versailles, according to a statement from the Anti-Narcotics Police. The seizure was achieved thanks to information provided by an unidentified source. The driver of the vehicle was arrested in the operation and was brought to court on charges of trafficking, possession and sale of narcotics. The drugs allegedly belonged to the “Office of Envigado,” which is one of the largest drug trafficking groups in Colombia, and was created in the 1980s by the now deceased drug lord Pablo Escobar. On Aug. 8, Erikson Vargas (alias “Sebastian”), who heads the organization, was captured in a luxurious estate in the vicinity of Medellín (400 km northwest of Bogotá), and will be extradited to the United States. Although Colombia has decreased almost half of its cocaine production and the expansion of its coca crops, it still leads the world production of this drug, with 345 tons of cocaine in 2011, according to UN figures. “El Chapo” Guzman is considered the world’s most wanted drug trafficker and is ranked 55 in the list of the most powerful people in the world according to U.S. magazine Forbes.last_img read more

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Bridging the gap… Beehive launches ‘Pulse’ business intelligence tool

first_img Share Submit Adi Dagan, BeehiveUpdating the market, customer retention and analysis software supplier Beehive has announced the launch of its new ‘industry-tailored’ business intelligence tool ‘Pulse’.Beehive’s Pulse tools intend to bridge reporting between multiple industry business tools used by operators, with the aim of creating better product and customer engagement insights for strategic decision making.The Pulse product will allow for better ‘drilldown’ on all aspect of a betting/igaming firm’s operational value chain: product, payments, conversion, retention and marketing interaction.Adi Dagan Founder & CEO of Beehive was pleased to bring Pulse to market, following years of extensive development. Dagan details that the software will bring ‘more control’ to the hands of partner operators.“Our partners live and breathe data, so they need intuitive and powerful tools that allow them to leverage this data to boost their bottom line.”“Beehive was founded to serve actionable and clear data to operators and bring order to big data’s chaos. Launching Pulse is the latest step on this journey and strengthens our unique product offering.“We have always believed in simple, intuitive and intelligent products, and Pulse is just that. We have spent years learning what KPIs drive operators on their day-to-day, and Pulse is the result of that knowledge.”Specialising in optimising industry customer retention functions and capabilities, Beehive has formed a number of supplier CRM partnerships with Ladbrokes, Stanleybet and BaumBet Romania. ECJ rejects Stanleybet Italian €8m tax appeal February 28, 2020 Related Articles SBC Digital Summit: A crash course in adaptability and resilience  April 27, 2020 StumbleUpon SBC Magazine Issue 8: International expansion and picking up the sporting slack April 7, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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