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2006-08-14 18:11:06

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two Colombian brothers have been sentenced to more than eight years in U.S. prison for their part in a multimillion-dollar international drug-money laundering ring, federal prosecutors said on Monday. Nicolas Otalvaro-Ortiz and his brother Gabriel were extradited from Colombia last year after a joint operation by authorities in the United States, Canada, Colombia and Britain dismantled a ring that laundered millions of dollars of drug money. "Operation White...

2006-05-17 17:10:43

By Patrick Markey BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian and U.S. authorities said on Wednesday they had nabbed a major drug smuggler and 31 associates wanted for extradition by Washington for shipping 70 tonnes of cocaine to the United States. The three-year operation, named "Twin Oceans," led to the capture of ringleader Pablo Rayo Montano in Brazil and the seizure of $70 million in assets, including three islands off Panama, yachts, art galleries and fishing trawlers, U.S. and...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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