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Venezuelan arrested after swallowing cocaine at airport

She was later admitted to the Negombo hospital and is under customs supervision. (Colombo Gazette) A Venezuelan national was arrested at the Katunayake airport and has been admitted to hospital after she swallowed cocaine.The Venezuelan, a 62 year old female, was arrested by the staff of the Customs Narcotics Unit after she arrived from Brazil via Dubai. She is suspected to have swallowed 87 pellets of cocaine weighing more than 500g, the customs department said.Customs officers produced the foreigner before the Negombo Magistrate who remanded her for 14 days. read more

Two mothers waiting to collect teenage daughters died in Manchester Arena bombing

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Abedi is believed to have been born in Manchester and of Libyan descent. Two mothers waiting to collect their teenage daughters after the Ariana Grande concert were among the victims of the suicide attack at the Manchester Arena, their families said on Tuesday night.Alison Howe, 45, and Lisa Lees, 47, from Royton, Oldham, were waiting together in the foyer of the arena when a home-made device packed with nuts and bolts exploded.Both had been reported missing after the attack and on Tuesday night their relatives confirmed they were among the 22 victims of the atrocity. “They took a caring beautiful mum and step mother away from us all she was amazing to us all x love you loads Alison Howe xx,” Ms Howe’s stepson Jordan Howe wrote on Facebook. Olivia Campbell, 15, was also confirmed dead on Tuesday night while tributes have also been paid to 26-year-old John Atkinson from Bury, who was named by friends on Facebook as an apparent victim.The attack on Monday was the worst terrorist attack since 52 innocent people were killed in the July 7 bombings in London in 2005.The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the barbaric attack, which was carried out by Salman Abedi. Ms Lees’ brother, Lee Hunter, confirmed her death around the same time.”For those who don’t know Lisa is gone but never, ever forgotten. I love you Lisa I’ll miss you so much,” he wrote.Tributes have been flowing as details of the victims began emerging.Eight-year-old Saffie Roussos and teenager Georgina Callander were among the first of the terrorist’s victims to be named.last_img read more