Venezuela arrests former beauty queen in drug case

Editors' Picks

  • Sergio Ramos has told Real Madrid he wants to leave

    Sergio Ramos has told Real Madrid he wants to leave

    Sergio Ramos has told Real Madrid he wants to leave

    Manchester United have reportedly made £28.5m bid for the Real Madrid defender. …

  • Hiddink steps down as Netherlands coach

    Hiddink steps down as Netherlands coach

    Hiddink steps down as Netherlands coach

    Guus Hiddink has quit as coach of the Netherlands after spending less than one year in his second spell in the job, the Football Association (KNVB) announced on Monday. The 68-year-old hands over to assistant Danny Blind with the Dutch third in their Euro 2016 qualifying group, facing the possibility of a playoff tie to win a spot at next year's championship in France. The much-travelled Hiddink has delivered some mediocre results and been heavily criticised since taking over from Manchester …

  • United make bid for Real defender Ramos - reports

    United make bid for Real defender Ramos - reports

    United make bid for Real defender Ramos - reports

    LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United have made a 28.6 million pound ($45 million) bid for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, British media reported on Monday. Media reports said the 29-year-old Spain international was keen to move to Old Trafford, despite having two years left on his Real contract. United manager Louis van Gaal is seeking to shore up the Premier League club's defence to help improve on last season's fourth-place finish. United confirmed earlier on Monday that defender Phil …

  • Jones extends Man United contract

    Jones extends Man United contract

    Jones extends Man United contract

    Defender Phil Jones has signed a contract extension with Manchester United to keep him at Old Trafford until at least 2019, the Premier League club said on Monday. The 23-year-old England international joined United from Blackburn Rovers in 2011 for a reported fee of 16.5 million pounds ($26 million). "We are delighted that Phil has signed a new contract," United manager Louis van Gaal told the club's website. …

  • An open letter to David de Gea from a Manchester United fan

    An open letter to David de Gea from a Manchester United fan

    An open letter to David de Gea from a Manchester United fan

    An open letter from a Manchester United fan to David de Gea, asking him to stay at the club and decline a move to Real Madrid. …

  • Arda says agent talking to clubs about exit

    Arda says agent talking to clubs about exit

    Arda says agent talking to clubs about exit

    Atletico Madrid's Turkey playmaker Arda Turan has said his agent is in talks with three or four clubs over a possible exit from the La Liga outfit. Arda has a contract with Atletico until June 2017 but his agent, Ahmet Bulut, has been quoted as saying in recent days the 28-year-old is keen to play in the English Premier League. Chelsea or Manchester United are seen as likely destinations, with Ligue 1 champions Paris St Germain and Italian side AC Milan also in the hunt, according to reports. …

Caracas, Nov 9 (IANS/EFE) Model Gabriela Alexandra Fernandez Ocando, a Miss Venezuela hopeful in 2008, is under arrest along with four other people on charges of colluding with Colombian drug lord Daniel "El Loco" Barrera, authorities here said.

In a communique, the Venezuelan Attorney General's Office said that Fernandez Ocando faces accusations of money laundering and criminal conspiracy.

Barrera was apprehended Sep 18 in the western Venezuelan state of Tachira.

"It is important to emphasize that these people (the model and the other four suspects) are said to have acted as collaborators of Daniel Barrera and presumably transported him from one place to the other on the national level. In addition, they made reservations in hotels with their names, so that the drug trafficker could evade the authorities," the AG's office said.

Last week, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced that very soon Venezuelan authorities will hand over Barrera to Bogota.

Barrera, called by Santos the last of Colombia's great drug trafficking bosses, was arrested in an operation involving security units from Venezuela, the United States and Great Britain.

--IANS/EFE

rd