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Jersey awarded £3m for US drugs smuggler probe

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Jersey and the USA are sharing a fine imposed on a well known US drugs smuggler after an investigation involving both jurisdictions.

Almost £5.5m belonging to Paul Edward Hindelang has been split between Jersey and the USA authorities.

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Jersey's Law Officers' Department worked with the USA Attorney General to recover funds raised through Hindelang's smuggling of marijuana from Colombia to the United States in the 1970s.

The proceeds were transferred to a Jersey trust fund and then into further trusts and companies.

Almost £3m will be placed into the Jersey Criminal Offences Confiscation Fund that was set-up to benefit the island.

Prices slashed for cancer drugs in Africa

Countries will get the drugs half price
A deal which could generate immense health benefits in Africa has been signed by two major pharmaceutical companies, working with the American Cancer Society.  It means that a select number of African countries will save more than 50% of the current cost of cancer medicines. Dr Megan O'Brien from the American Cancer Society, is the chief organizer of the deal.

(Photo: A child being given drugs via a drip in the hand.  Credit: Getty Images)

Play to warn schoolchildren about the threats of exploitation

A play to teach youngsters about the dangers of criminal exploitation and drug dealing is to be rolled out in high schools across Norfolk.

The production, called County Lines, will target Year 8 (12-13 year olds) and explores issues such as child sexual exploitation, drug dealing, healthy relationships and grooming.

There will also be four public performances throughout the month.

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The play has been commissioned by the Norfolk Constabulary's Safer Schools Partnership.

Insp Bex Brown says many people associate grooming with child sexual exploitation, but a child can also be groomed in order to become involved in a criminal lifestyle, such as drug dealing.

Education is a key part in ensuring young people spot the signs of this kind of criminal behaviour and prevent them becoming involved."

Insp Bex BrownNorfolk Police