Bethells Beach is a place unlike many others on the planet. The popular, isolated hotspot is a favorite among New Zealand's visitors, and even Taylor Swift used the area for scenes in her "Out of the Woods" music video. There isn't any riff-raff known in the area and the serenity is what makes Bethells Beach so appealing, so you can only imagine a beachgoer's surprise when they found 19 thick packages of cocaine washed ashore.
According to CNN, police don't believe that any more bundles will make their way onto the beach, but they didn't count it out. Their main concern is trying to figure out where the nearly $2 million worth of drugs had come from and they hope the peculiar prints on the packaging will help them.
There have been quite a few drug busts within the last few months, albeit not any of them came from stumbling upon cocaine-wrapped packages. German customs officials just broke a world-record after seizing over $1 billion worth of cocaine. A man in Spain was nabbed for attempting to hide $34K worth of drugs in his toupée, and over in Baltimore, $10 million worth of cocaine was nabbed by officials at a port.
A$AP Rocky’s Assault Case: U.S Government Threatened "Negative Consequences"
New documents have leaked highlighting the U.S. Government's threats towards Sweden.
Just as A$AP Rocky was safely returned to the United States, a leaked document began making the rounds - in which the U.S. Government is said to have strong-armed Swedish authorities with a letter threatening "negative consequences" if the Rocky case wasn't resolved in an immediate fashion.
The actual wording in the letter, read as follows. "To resolve this case as soon as possible to avoid potentially negative consequences to the US-Swedish bilateral relationship," wrote US Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Robert C. O'Brien at the behest of the Government. Swedish Prosecutor-General Petra Lundh is then said to have responded with a letter of his own, decrying the U.S.'s bullish tactics.
"No other prosecutor, not even I, may interfere with a specific case or try to affect the prosecutor responsible," Lundh wrote in response. "Furthermore, when a person is charged and the case is brought before a court, only the court can decide, during or after the trial, whether or not to release the person or decide on supervised detention."As reported but an hour ago, Rocky arrived at LAX this morning, taking the time to pose with fans and politic with whoever was present in the parking terminal. Witnesses say he was his most jol self. There's a report circulating that gives Rocky a high chance of being acquitted of all charges, finger's crossed. Keep it locked for more in the coming hours.
Cardi B Stars In 2020 Presidential Campaign Video With Senator Bernie Sanders
The rapper shared a snapshot of the shoot on social media.
"Press" rapper Cardi B has been quite vocal about politics, in particular, the candidates campaigning for the 2020 United States presidential election. With so many Democratic nominees throwing their hats in the ring for the coveted position of running against incumbent President Donald Trump, Cardi feels that it's necessary that the public does their absolute best to learn about each candidate.
Her long-standing admiration of Senator Bernie Sanders has been widely publicized. The two have exchanged compliments in the media and earlier this month she tweeted, "I been reading about Bernie Sanders and I'm really sad how we let him down in 2016. This man been fighting for equal rights, HUMAN rights for such along time. Seeing this country become a better place been really his passion for a long time not a new front for a campaign."
Weeks later when he visited Jimmy Kimmel Live, Sanders shared that he and Cardi have corresponded. "We have talked on the phone on several occasions. Really smart...she is deeply concerned with what is happening," Bernie said. "She comes from a humble background, she knows what it's like to live in poverty, to struggle and she wants to make sure we can improve life for the working people in this country and I'm delighted."
Cardi recently asked her followers if they could submit questions to the candidates about anything they like, what would they say. Now, CNN reports that Sanders is hoping to appeal to younger voters by filming a 2020 campaign video with Cardi as she presents him with a few of her followers' questions. The rapper shared an image of the session on Instagram on Monday.
"Not me, US. Thank you Senator Bernie Sanders for sitting with me and sharing your plans on how you will change this country," Cardi wrote in th ecaption. "A couple of weeks ago I asked my followers if you had the opportunity to have a question answered by a democratic candidate what would it be ? I got a lot of submission and selected the most popular questions to get answered. Stay tuned to see how he will fight for economic, racial, and social justice for all. Together, let’s build a movement of young people to transform this country.LETS LEARN OUR CANDIDATES!"
"We (are) working on a way to involve more young people in the political process," Senator Sanders told CNN at the shoot. "The future of America depends on young people. They are voting in large numbers, but not large enough numbers."
Swizz Beatz Criticizes Trump’s July 4th Military Parade
The producer said the American president is all about the theatrics.
It’s an extra-long weekend for many citizens in the U.S. as America celebrates Independence Day. Thursday’s July 4th festivities include vacations, beach trips, backyard BBQs, pool parties and the like, but President Donald Trump is gearing up for a military-style parade. According to CNN, the event will feature highly destructive military weapons including M1 Abrams tanks, and while the spectacle may be fun in theory, the outlet suggests that not everyone is on board with the display as they don’t want the military to be used as a partisan, political tool.
“Military members may not participate in political campaigns,” said Jordan Libowitz who acts as the Communications Director for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. “This is likely the reason why they’re hesitant to participate, because the guidelines are pretty clear about what they can and cannot do. If they come to stand next to him for a political speech while in uniform, representing the military, it could become a problem.”
Critics haven’t been shy about sharing their opposition to Trump’s July 4th parade, including super-producer Swizz Beatz. “My family, personally, we don’t celebrate [the] fourth of July,” Swizz recently told TMZ when asked his thoughts about the parade. “We celebrate Juneteenth, so that’s where we at. So, all the theatrics and things like that, maybe they should host the theatrics for the Central Park [Five] situation and put some light on that and do a parade in D.C. for how we can change those things up.”
“Bring out all the toys for the toy show?” Swizz asked regarding the military weapons that will be shown. “Look at what we dealing with. We dealing with theatrics right now, that’s why most of us gotta have knowledge of self to where we can be dealing with reality.” He said that as a culture we need to recognize what is real and what’s for show, and to people should “bring more awareness to the things that’s necessary.” Check out Swizz’s full clip below.
Capone-N-Noreaga x Ewing Athletics "War Report" Collab Coming Soon: New Images
Another look at the upcoming “War Report” Ewing Rogue.
For their next project, Ewing Athletics has teamed up with Capone-N-Noreaga for a limited edition Ewing Rogue inspired by the artwork of their 1997 album, “The War Report.”
Ewing Athletics first revealed the CNN collab a few weeks back, but the latest image appears to show that “CAPONE” and “NOREAGA” will be spelled out across the heels in yellow, in place of the traditional EWING text. The black and red sneakers are also equipped with an eye-catching camo print appearing on the crossing straps, as well as portions around the toe and tongue. Additional details include a grey speckled midsole and splashes of yellow on the tongue, heel and velcro strap enclosure.
Release details for the Capone-N-Noreaga x Ewing Rogue “War Report” have not yet been announced, but we assume they’ll be dropping right around June 17 in celebration of the date that album debuted. Stay tuned for more info.
Alex Trebek Returns To "Jeopardy" Following Cancer Diagnosis
Alex Trebek exhibits nice power by resuming his day job, per week after being identified with Pancreatic Cancer.
Roughly per week after revealing his prognosis of Pancreatic Cancer, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek has returned to taking pictures episodes for the long-running sequence. Trebek introduced the apparition of stage four most cancers Jeopardy’s YouTube channel earlier than anybody within the press risked mangling the message in passing.
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As CNN is reporting, Trebek resumed filming on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, California the place the sequence is routinely shot. “We are taping at this time, and Alex is right here and behind his lectern as scheduled,” a spokesperson for the quiz present introduced yesterday.
Although Jeopardy airs 5 days per week, with out fail, it is episodes are usually filmed in batches, occurring twice per week in bunches, to make sure that staffers get a comfortable weekend slide. Repeat winners are requested to supply their very own change of garments because the wardrobe division on Quiz exhibits does not usually permit for a lot experimentation. In jeopardy’s case, Trebek’s immaculate provide of fits could be very seldom upstaged by the featured expertise.
Trebek has each intention of combating his Pancreatic Cancer prognosis head-on, while sustaining his workload because the host of Jeopardy. Back in 2017, Trebek took the uncommon sabbatical to be able to cope with a subdural hematoma he had surgically eliminated. As you will notice, his contract with Jeopardy was not too long ago renewed by way of 2022. “Keep religion and we’ll win,” Trebek informed his followers within the aforementioned YouTube message. “We’ll get it performed. Thank you.” And with that, everyone seems to be bidding Trebek all the ability and braveness on this planet, bereft of all of the composure he already boasts in spades.
Narcotraffickers Busted With $13 Million Of Meth Stuffed In Strawberry Shipment
The drug commerce is discovering new and ingenious methods to get their level throughout.
A truck driver with $13 million price of methamphetamine was stopped at a Texas border crossing by customs officers who have been performing random checks, as is customary process in such highly-concentrated Narco routes. The driver in query is a 42-year-old Mexican citizen who might have performing underneath the affect of a "controlling entity" with little rights of refusal.
Nevertheless, the seizure of 906 kilos of methamphetamine, equalling 411 kilograms on the metric scale, all housed in separate baggage of frozen strawberries, places the truck driver in an ungainly place of getting to reply to stringent US border legal guidelines and rules, ought to he not present authorities with info relating to the provision chain.
"This was an impressive interception our officers achieved this weekend," mentioned Port Director David Gonzalez, who stands accountable for the Texas border crossing on the coronary heart of the 906-pound seizure.
As I discussed earlier, the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge stays a closely trafficked port of entry on the far-reaching US-Mexico border. It is estimated that properly over 150,000 autos cross the bridge in a given month - this based on Texas State officers who collected their knowledge utilizing toll sales space know-how. The 42-year-old truck driver stays in custody within the closest bureau that homes Homeland Security Investigations brokers and their databases.
Jussie Smollett Case: Colin Kaepernick’s Attorney Calls Out Police Sources
Mark Geragos shared his considerations on CNN.
Jussie Smollett is rumored to have employed Mark Geragos to signify him in his ongoing assault case. While this pairing has but to be confirmed formally, the protection lawyer has appeared on CNN to debate the investigation. From his perspective, the truth that there have been a number of “leaks” of data coming to the media from police sources is the best trigger for concern. “That, to me, is a telltale signal that one thing else is occurring right here,” he mentioned.
“I believe it is ridiculous to imagine that the police tracked these two down via the grainy ,” he mentioned in reference to the Osundairo brothers. “I do not suppose that occurred.” In his opinion, police used Smollett’s telephone report to trace down two suspects, who may not have something to do with the assault, just because “there was an infinite quantity of strain to unravel the crime.”
The police sources which might be quoted in media have said issues that’s “demonstrably not true,” Geragos mentioned. There have been speculations of Jussie’s personal involvement within the orchestration of the assault, main many to marvel about potential motives to do such a factor. “This shouldn’t be someone who wanted the eye,” Geragos mentioned in response to the speculations, “He shouldn’t be on the market to advertise one thing.”
Michael B. Jordan Reflects On Career; Says He Got Lost In Acting After "The Wire"
“It was the primary time I’ve ever misplaced myself in a task.”
Michael B. Jordan has been a family identify even earlier than his function in Marvel’s Black Panther. His previous credit embody Fruitvale Station, Fantastic four, Fahrenheit 451, Creed and naturally his most acknowledged function in The Wire which he describes as a time the place he misplaced himself in appearing.
Michael caught up with CNN and talked about his previous roles and the way they formed him because the mega actor he’s now. The 32-year-old instructed the publication that his superpower is the flexibility to “really feel and join” with folks in an actual manner, which he interprets into all his on-screen characters.
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“I believe the second I made a decision to be an actor, or a minimum of take it very critically – one thing I felt could possibly be a profession – was proper after The Wire,” he stated. “It was the primary time I’ve ever misplaced myself in a task, the primary time I did not really feel like [me] I used to be absolutely Wallace, I wasn’t pondering like myself I used to be pondering like one other character.” Michael additional defined how he turned hooked on the sensation, which has led him to attain quite a few nominations for his craft.
“[Killmonger] was a very lonely man. I simply spent loads of time on my own, remoted, did not communicate that a lot to my household for awhile,” he stated of his Black Panther function.
Watch his full dialog here.
Jussie Smollett Hired Brothers To "Attack" Him, Police Sources Say: Report
Police imagine Jussie Smollett orchestrated the assault on himself.
The data surrounding Jussie Smollett’s assault continues to be scarce however the police are getting nearer to determining who the perpetrator is. While they initially denied that the Empire actor staged the assault, authorities have discovered new proof that will recommend in any other case.
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According to TMZ, police imagine the 2 brothers from Nigeria who had been taken into custody as “individuals of curiosity” in Jussie Smollett’s assault had been truly employed by the actor himself to stage the incident. Police sources mentioned the brothers, who labored on the Empire set previously, had been “utterly cooperative” whereas being interrogated in regards to the alleged assault.
One of the brothers reportedly handed over his cellphone to cops who found a cellphone name between him and Jussie within the space of the assault earlier than it occurred.
CNN studies the 2 brothers bought the rope that was tied to Smollett’s neck at Ace Hardwood retailer in Chicago. They additionally report that Smollett truly paid the brothers for the alleged assault.
Police reportedly have had a hunch because the starting that the actor’s story has been false regardless of the statements he and his staff have launched denying that narrative.
Despite being arrested for battery, the 2 Nigerian brothers by no means match the outline of Smollett’s alleged attackers. For one, neither of them are white. Additionally, sources from Empire revealed the 2 guys are very shut with Jussie and are each pro-LGBTQ+ and anti-Trump.
The lawyer for the 2 brothers mentioned they had been launched from police custody with out expenses based mostly on the knowledge they gave cops. She additionally mentioned they’ll inform their story “when the time is true.”