By Dialogo July 08, 2009 Lima, 5 July (EFE).- The Peruvian police confiscated in the Tumbes region, on the border with Ecuador, more than 6,400 bullets camouflaged in a shipment of bananas, presumed to have been intended for the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), according to press reports published today in Lima. The Border Police took the action yesterday after noticing that a pedicab used for transporting cargo, operated by Marcos Infante Elizalde, was carrying bananas from Peru to Ecuador, when the reverse is normally the case, according to the daily La República. Several boxes with 1,600 9-mm bullets with the Fiocchi trademark, used in pistols and submachine guns, and 4,800 5.56-mm projectiles, used in M16 rifles, were found under the shipment of bananas, the newspaper added. The pedicab operator stated that he had only been hired to take the shipment to Ecuador. According to investigators, there are indications that an international gang trafficking in ammunition and military weapons is operating from Peru into the countries along its northern border, and it is presumed that the shipment confiscated yesterday had as its final destination the Colombian insurgent group the FARC, La República.
Reliable reports gathered from the camp of Asante Kotoko have revealed that Asante Kotoko striker Yahaya Mohammed has confronted the club’s management of unpaid bonuses owed him and his team mates.This our reports says led to the exemption of the player from the squad that played in the week 15 Ghana Premier League encounter with Ebusua Dwarfs at Cape Coast last Sunday.Kotoko sources have disclosed to sportscrusaderonline.com that though the club owes outstanding bonuses to players, the entire management team was taken aback when the striker objected to travel with the team to Cape Coast because of the unpaid bonuses.It has stressed that all persuasions to have the player rescind his decision failed as he insisted that until the bonuses are paid he wouldn’t make any appearance for the club.The source said “Yahaya failed to travel with the team to Cape Coast because of an impasse between himself and the club officials. Tough Management is making all frantic efforts to pay all outstanding bonuses owed the players they also believe his behaviour was a sign of gross indiscipline of which he could be sanctioned”.The striker is believed to have feigned illness and opted to stay bout of the team. He is also demanding for a contract extension.