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They thought it was a sweet deal but it went sour

Yahoo News
Spanish police foiled an attempt to smuggle cocaine into the country inside confectionery lollipops, a regional government official said Tuesday.

Gang members in Colombia packed the drug into 55 lollipops and sent them by airmail via Madrids Barajas Airport, Vicente Ripa Gonzalez, governor of the northern region of Navarra, told a news conference in Pamplona.

“Let me warn traffickers…whether they transport drugs in powerful vehicles or lollipops, by land or by air…as long as they dont rest, neither will we,” he said in a statement.

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Here’s the latest buzz

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A couple who phoned pest control when they heard ‘buzzing’ in their kitchen had to have three million bees removed.

Jesus Molina and his girlfriend had to temporarily move out of their apartment in Miami when the pest control team realised how big the swarm had become. According to the Sun, he said: “We kept hearing the buzzing but thought that it would go away.” Over 60lbs of honey was removed.

A pest control officer said: “That’s the most bees I’ve seen in one place.”

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Karate kid – aged 2

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A little girl has earned a karate belt – at the age of two. Mollie James got the red belt by proving she could do a front kick, a punch, two turns and four defensive blocks.

Her parents Deborah and Simon are both black belts and full-time karate instructors. They bought Mollie and her sister, Kinsie, karate outfits on the day they were born.

Deborah… told the Sun: “We are very proud of her.”

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Off we go, into the wild blue yonder…

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A pilot watched in horror as his plane took off without him. The airman, 70, saw it soar into the sky and do a loop before crashing, reports the Mirror. The unnamed pilot had clung on to the wing to prevent it taking off at Barton Aerodrome, near Manchester, but lost his grip and fell off.

The drama began when the engine of the single-seater Luton LA4A cut out while the plane taxied. The pilot left the cockpit to restart the motor manually but accidentally nudged the throttle lever open. When he spun the propeller the engine roared into life and the plane surged down the runaway leaving the flyer stranded.

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How far would you go for a beer?

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One of the world’s most remote pubs has gone up for sale – and is expected to fetch up to £4 million.

The Birdsville Hotel in the Australian outback is 875 miles from the nearest city, Brisbane. The pub, on the edge of the Simpson Desert, is one of the most famous in Australia and is visited by about 45,000 travellers each year.

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