Sunday 17 December 2017

Heroin store mum jailed

A MUM who allowed more than €100,000 worth of heroin to be stored at her home has been jailed for two years.

Judge Patrick McCartan said he had to send out a message that people who engage in this type of activity will inevitably face jail terms.

Deborah Campbell (24), of Poplars Brosna, Birr, Co Offaly, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the possession of heroin at her home at The Courthouse, Rathcoole, Dublin, on July 31, 2011.

Det Gda Ciaran Loughrey told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court that gardai found quantities of heroin in a bedroom and in the hallway.

There was no evidence to suggest the drugs were being cut up in the house, Det Gda Loughrey said.

Iranian firms break arms ban

THE UN Security Council has imposed sanctions on two Iranian companies for smuggling arms to Syria and other countries.

The council's committee monitoring an arms embargo against Iran added cargo airline Yas Air and SAD Import Export Company to its blacklist.

US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said the companies were responsible for shipping ammunition, assault rifles, machine guns, mortar shells and other arms from Iran to Syria.

Apple appeals against ruling

APPLE has appealed against a judge's refusal to bar some Samsung smartphones from the US market.

The appeal came after a jury found in August that Samsung infringed six Apple patents and awarded Apple $1.05bn (¤790m) damages.

On Monday, US District Judge Lucy Koh rejected Apple's demand that she bar 26 Samsung products from the US market.

Degree shame bank boss goes

ECUADOR'S Central Bank president has resigned after admitting that he presented a fake academic degree 22 years ago.

Pedro Delgado, a cousin of President Rafael Correa, apologised to the nation, the government and his family at a news conference.

"With honesty, I should acknowledge that I made a very serious mistake 22 years ago," he said.

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