Activists close Stanstead airport runway after surrounding ‘deportation plane’ Play

Activists close Stanstead airport runway after surrounding ‘deportation plane’

Activists from the organisation End Deportations laid on the ground, chained to each other, at Stansted Airport on 28 March as they formed a blockade on the runway to stop a flight they said was deporting asylum seekers to Nigeria and Ghana.Flights were suspended at the airport, with a spokesperson telling the Guardian that eight flights were diverted to other airports in the London area. Mar 29, 2017
Spanish police seize £12m worth of cocaine hidden in fake bananas Play

Spanish police seize £12m worth of cocaine hidden in fake bananas

Spain’s Civil Guard said, on 26 March, that it had seized a shipment of cocaine hidden in fake bananas. Some 7kg (15lb) of the drug was found in 57 fake resin bananas; a further 10kg were found hidden among real bananas. The military force charged with police duties said a Spanish man and an Italian man had been arrested and that a second Italian national was being questioned. Mar 28, 2017