Close
Log in
Please enter your login details

Skip to main content

Breaking News
  • German government source says decisions on economic policy in Europe will be made in December, EU summit this week should clarify procedures, although no specific decisions are expected to be made – REUTERS
  • Hungary’s ruling Fidesz Party proposes a cap on planned Internet tax (statement) – REUTERS
  • Sierra Leone: two dead in the east of the country following violence linked to Ebola (doctors and locals) – AFP
  • The European Parliament approves Jean-Claude Juncker’s new European Commission by 423 votes to 209 – REUTERS
  • North Korea’s news agency KCNA reports leader Kim Jong-un released American Jeffrey Fowle considering ‘repeated requests of US President Obama’ – REUTERS

A Colombian priest has been arrested in Moscow for drug smuggling.

Anti-narcotic officers say they detained Fabio Ricardo Rodriguez at Sheremetyevo
airport because his “sickly appearance and nervous behaviour” made them suspicious.

Thirteen cocaine-filled condoms were found in his stomach, and another five packages of the drug in his luggage – weighing a total of 780g.

During an interview on Russian television, the Anglican priest said:

“Since I am a priest, this situation is very complex. It goes against my morals and my convictions, but I was forced by a mafia gang to commit this action, I had no choice.”

Rodriguez could spend between 10 and 15 years in prison for the offence.

Copyright © 2014 euronews

More about: