Italy seizes 4 tons of cocaine linked to Colombian Gulf Clan
Italian agents have confiscated 4.3 tons of cocaine with a street value of nearly a quarter-billion euros (dollars) in the northeastern port city of Trieste, dealing a blow to Colombia's feared Gulf Clan in one of the largest drug busts ever in Europe.
US judge: Pablo Escobar's cocaine hippos legally 'people'
A U.S. court order says the offspring of hippos once owned by Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar can be recognized as people with legal rights in the U.S. The case involves a lawsuit against the Colombian government over whether to kill or sterilize the hippos whose numbers are growing at a fast pace.
Fear and love surround Escobar's hippos thriving in Colombia
A hippo warning stands on the shore of a lagoon near Doral, Colombia, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. The humans in this rural area have embraced the hippos as their own, in part because of the tourist dollars they bring in. The scientists began working on the hippo population forecast last year after one of the animals chased and severely injured a poor farmer. “They love them.”Serna said each procedure can cost around $8,500 — a steep price for the regional environmental agency that oversees the animals. Echeverri said the agency has conducted 10 sterilizations and relocated four juvenile hippos to Colombian zoos.