Two hospitalised in city centre crash

first_imgLinkedin First Irish death from Coronavirus Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up TWO people were being treated at the University Hospital Limerick this Thursday afternoon following a road traffic collision at a busy city centre junction.The two-car collision occurred at the junction between Cecil Street and Catherine Street shortly after 11am.Emergency services attended the crash scene and the area was immediately cordoned off with restrictions put in place to motorists and pedestrians.The two injured people were initially treated at the scene but were removed to the hospital for further treatment. Their injuries were understood to be minor in nature.The busy junction was closed for a period of time to allow a clean up process rake place but the area has since be reopened. No vaccines in Limerick yet Facebook Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Printcenter_img NewsBreaking newsTwo hospitalised in city centre crashBy admin – January 2, 2014 641 Twitter TAGSfeatured Advertisement Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Previous articleFireworks continue with City of Culture resignationsNext articleCox’s formal response to City of Culture resignations admin Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

Honduran Security Forces Deal Blow to Narcotrafficking amid Pandemic

first_imgBy Kay Valle/Diálogo July 13, 2020 Despite the COVID-19 crisis and the measures imposed by the Honduran government to prevent the spread of the virus — including mandatory confinement, border closings, and the deployment of service members and police officers to carry out new tasks — Honduran law enforcement agencies continue to deal a heavy blow to narcotrafficking.From March 16 (when mandatory confinement began) to June 9, the National Anti-mara and Gang Force (FNAMP, in Spanish) seized more than 3 tons of marijuana as part of operations under the framework of the National Inter-Institutional Security Force (FUSINA, in Spanish), the agency said in a statement. In addition to illicit substances, FNAMP units captured 300 gang members and seized 43 weapons, 33 vehicles, and more than $74,900.According to figures the Ministry of Defense provided to Diálogo, law enforcement agencies carried out thousands of security and reconnaissance patrols and captured 670 individuals for narcotrafficking in the first quarter of 2020.Due to government restrictions, criminal groups adapted and began to use vehicles that carry basic supplies, FNAMP said. For example, in late April, FNAMP intercepted a food freight truck on a Tegucigalpa road with more than 1,130 kilograms of marijuana that two members of the Barrio 18 gang (also known as Calle 18 or Mara 18) transported.The other criminals that FNAMP captured in the last three months carried smaller amounts of drugs, the institution reported.“When the COVID-19 emergency began and criminal gang organizations saw their extortion charges decrease, they focused on narcotrafficking in the form of micro-trafficking,” Special Forces Major Ubaldo Rodríguez Chinchilla, chief of the FNAMP Analysis and Intelligence Unit, told Diálogo, referring to the fees criminal groups usually collect from businesses.FNAMP has been working on micro-trafficking cases since early 2020, since according to the institution, more than 90 percent of the distribution is carried out by maras and gangs.“These gang organizations look for opportunities to get involved in narcotrafficking, to get a leading role, hence the interest in using micro-trafficking in our country,” Maj. Rodríguez said.Created in July 2018, the FNAMP’s mission is to fight against maras and gangs engaged in narcotrafficking, extortion, and money laundering, among other related crimes, such as arms trafficking and even terrorism.last_img read more