La panthère noire reste introuvable dans les AlpesMaritimes

first_imgLa panthère noire reste introuvable dans les Alpes-MaritimesAlors qu’on pensait avoir découvert, la semaine dernière, des empreintes de la supposée panthère noire qui rôde dans les Alpes-Maritimes, la préfecture a annoncé dimanche soir que celles-ci n’étaient pas aussi parlantes que cela.Y a t-il réellement une panthère noire qui rôde dans les Alpes Maritimes ? Pour l’heure, le mystère reste entier. En effet, l’animal qui a été observé par plusieurs personnes il y a plusieurs semaines dans les Alpes de Haute-Provence et il y a quelques jours dans les Alpes Maritimes continue à poser des problèmes aux autorités. Celui-ci a été vu pour la toute dernière fois le 27 janvier à Villeneuve-Loubet mais on ne sait toujours pas d’où provient ni où se trouve le félin.À lire aussiPanthères nébuleuses : deux petites femelles sont nées au Jardin des Plantes, découvrez les imagesLa semaine dernière, l’Office national de la chasse et de la faune sauvage (ONCFS) a indiqué avoir trouvé des traces de l’animal mais dimanche il est finalement revenu sur ses propos en concluant à “l’impossibilité de confirmer la présence d’un félin ou d’un canidé de grande taille, en raison des déformations causées par la pluie sur ces empreintes”, rapporte lePoint.fr. Le communiqué de la préfecture des Alpes-Maritimes précise ainsi que “la transformation des empreintes a également provoqué le grossissement de celles-ci et une modification du substrat qui ne permettent plus le constat formel d’une présence ou d’une absence de griffes, qui aurait pu marquer une présence féline, caractérisée par la rétractabilité des griffes”.Ceci constituait pourtant avec plusieurs témoignages, les seuls indices dont disposaient pour l’heure les autorités pour confirmer la présence de l’animal qui n’a plus été vu depuis. Néanmoins, des analyses complémentaires ont été sollicitées auprès du Museum d’Histoire Naturelle et des “pièges-photo” avec des capteurs de mouvement et de chaleur, resteront installés à proximité des empreintes.Le 5 février 2013 à 11:59 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Alleged Colombian trafficker caught in Argentina

first_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Lopez and a bodyguard were arrested without a shot fired in the parking lot of “Fettuccine Mario,” where he was expected to arrive for dinner in the Buenos Aires suburb of Pilar, police said Wednesday.Lopez, 41, ran the “Urabenos” gang based northern Colombia after rising through the ranks of right-wing paramilitary groups that doubled as drug trafficking operations, national police director Gen. Jose Roberto Leon said in Bogota.The group takes its name from the Gulf of Uraba on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, from which U.S. law enforcement officials say it shipped tons of cocaine northward.Argentine Security Secretary Sergio Berni called Lopez “extremely dangerous” and said he has been responsible for “hundreds of deaths.”Colombian traffickers are increasingly being arrested farther from home _ in Venezuela, in Bolivia and now in Argentina _ as Colombian authorities and dozens of DEA agents have systematically captured the country’s kingpins and begun working their way down the chains of command of the remaining organized crime rings.“Colombia now effectively has no more “capos” of regional or national reach,” said Oscar Naranjo, who retired as Colombia’s national police director in July. Associated PressBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Colombia’s most-wanted reputed drug trafficker was arrested outside a restaurant in suburban Buenos Aires after Colombian police spent months chasing him around South America.Carrying false passports from five countries and posing as a Venezuelan businessman, Henry de Jesus Lopez, aka “Mi Sangre,” or “My Blood,” was finally captured Tuesday night. He is accused of shipping tons of cocaine to the United States through Central America. Berni emphasized the Argentine role, attributing the arrest to “a very thorough investigation” by his agency and federal forces. He said President Cristina Fernandez had personally approved the necessary resources.Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos sent a Twitter message overnight thanking his country’s police and Argentine authorities for the arrest.Without offering any details, Berni also said that Lopez trafficked drugs in Argentina during his stay, and that investigations continue.Lopez is accused of organized crime, drug trafficking and terrorism, and is wanted in Colombia as well as Miami. Authorities are now evaluating which country Argentina should send him to, Gen. Leon said.He could be expelled by Argentina to Colombia, which would in turn extradite him to the United States, whose prisons house scores of Colombian drug traffickers.___Associated Press Writers Cesar Garcia and Vivian Sequera in Bogota, Frank Bajak in Lima and Michael Warren in Buenos Aires contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daycenter_img “He was one of the few left in Central and South America at that level,” a U.S. law enforcement official said. “Now you have the second tier.”The official, who was not authorized to be quoted by name, said Lopez was accused in a U.S. criminal complaint of shipping “multi-ton loads” of cocaine to the United States.Lopez entered Argentina with his wife and child late last year, settling them into a house in the gated community of Nordelta, where many wealthy Argentines and foreigners have waterfront homes.But Berni said he left his family there and moved constantly, jumping from property to property north of the capital, living under assumed names and protected by as many as eight bodyguards. Lopez carried false passports from Argentina, Paraguay, Ecuador, Brazil and Venezuela, and recently traveled through Paraguay and Venezuela in hopes of throwing pursuers off his trail, Leon said.In the end, a team of Colombian judicial police installed in Argentina caught him with help from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and a small group of Argentine officials. Key to the arrest was a Colombian informant who reported his location and movements. The informant, whose identity is being protected, will be paid a reward worth $660,000, Leon said. Top Stories Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairylast_img read more

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