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It was no ordinary cheese, but this bust was certainly worth some cheddar. Police seized a cocaine-filled wheel of the supposed milk-based food product from a man walking down a street in Cordoba, southern Spain, this week. Instead of tasty cheese inside, they found 2.2 pounds of the illegal narcotic. Muchos nos la intentan dar con queso, como este incautado en #Córdoba con 1 kg de cocaína en su interior ¡Es la 1ª vez que lo vemos ! pic.twitter.com/dXzsD72acb Policía Nacional (@policia) January 5, 2017 Officers stopped and searched the 35-year-old after noticing him acting suspiciously , according to a National Police statement, which did not name the man. They confiscated what looked like the cheese wheel and sliced it open to reveal the drugs. Cops arrested the man on suspicion of committing a crime against public health.
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The president said the capture of Camp Zero in the forest marked the "final crushing of Boko Haram," but security analysts say the group’s ability to carry out attacks in neighboring Niger, Cameroon and Chad suggests it has multiple bases. They also say the group split this year with one faction led by Abubakar Shekau operating from the Sambisa forest and the other, allied to Islamic State and led by Abu Musab al-Barnawi, based in the Lake Chad region. Irabor said the military was pursuing those who fled, adding that 1,240 people suspected of being militants, their relatives or sympathizers had been arrested between Dec. 21 and 28. Boko Haram has killed 15,000 people and displaced more than 2 million during its insurgency. It controlled an area the size of Belgium in early 2015, but has been pushed back by troops from Nigeria and neighboring countries since then. Separately, dozens of Boko Haram fighters have given themselves up to authorities in southern Niger, the interior minister there said.
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" It also warned U.S. citizens on the continent to be on the alert for "self-radicalized" extremists, who it said could strike without warning. Monday's crash bore strong similarities to a truck attack earlier this year in southern France that killed scores of people and wounded many others as France celebrated a national holiday. French police linked that July 14 attack, which killed 86 people and wounded more than 400 others, to a Tunisian national with reputed links to Islamic State extremists. In Photos:
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" It also warned U.S. citizens on the continent to be on the alert for "self-radicalized" extremists, who it said could strike without warning. Monday's crash bore strong similarities to a truck attack earlier this year in southern France that killed scores of people and wounded many others as France celebrated a national holiday. French police linked that July 14 attack, which killed 86 people and wounded more than 400 others, to a Tunisian national with reputed links to Islamic State extremists. In Photos: