$270 Million Worth Of Cocaine Found On Air France Flight

A picture taken on Saturday in Nanterre shows a part of the 1.3 tons of pure cocaine seized by French police.

The United States blames Assad’s government and said the sarin gas used in it killed more than 1,400 people. Assad’s government blames the rebels for that attack. Russia and China have blocked three U.N. resolutions meant to pressure Assad during Syria’s civil war, raging since 2011. Russia accused the West on Sunday of trying to exploit the deal between Moscow and Washington to push through a council resolution issued under Chapter 7 of the U.N. charter, which could authorize sanctions or military intervention if the Syrian government reneges on its commitments. “For it to be acceptable to France … the resolution should foresee that measures under Chapter 7 are taken if Syria does not comply with its commitments in line with the Geneva agreement,” Fabius said. He added the resolution should also call for those behind the chemical attack to face justice. PUTIN’S WARNING Ahead of the General Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a fresh warning of spillover from the Syrian civil war. In the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi, he told former Soviet allies that Islamist militancy fueling the war in Syria could reach their countries, some of which have Muslim majorities.

France Deports 500 Jewish Children from Institutions; Refugees Need Clothing

23) Five hundred Jewish children residing in homes maintained by the OSE, Jewish Health Society, in unoccupied France were delivered by French authorities to the Nazis for deportation to occupied territory in eastern Europe, it was reported here today. Jewish organizations here today started collecting clothing for Jews escaping from France into Swiss territory. Many of these Jews continue to slip into Switzerland, but arrive in a most deplorable state, the majority of them with their clothing torn from long wandering on roads, hiding in caves, and crawling in woods and on mountains. A ten-point statement outlining the policy of the Swiss federal authorities with regard to the admission of refugees from France, Holland and Belgium was submitted last night to the Swiss National Council by Edouard von Steiger, Minister of Justice. Switzerland, he said in his statement, cannot allow mass-entries of refugees as this would amount to a veritable invasion. The countrys immigration laws must be rigorously enforced in order to safeguard the countrys vital interests. A full dress debate on the Governments statement will take place in the National Council today or tomorrow. VICHY CONFISCATES BLUMS SUMMER HOME; CENSORSHIP OF SERMONS DEMANDED The Paris radio today announced that the summer home of former Premier Leon Blum, has been confiscated under the law transferring Jewish property to non-Jews. Blums home was located in Narbonne, unoccupied France, where pro-Jewish demonstrations recently resulted in the arrest of thousands of Aryan Frenchmen. A campaign to introduce censorship of sermons delivered by Catholic and Protestant clergymen in order to prevent them from condemning the anti-Jewish policy of the French Government was initiated today throughout France by Jacques Doriot, notorious anti-Semitic leader who enjoys the backing of Hitler. The Weltwoche, a leading Swiss liberal weekly newspaper, today carries an article explaining why the Nazis forced the anti-Jewish measures on Pierre Lavel, chief of the French Government. The Nazis have long regarded each nations attitude towards the Jewish question as a touchstone of its powers of resistance, the article states. The Nazi leader Werner-Best, lecturing before leaders of the S.S., Hitlers Elite units, on July 27, emphasized that the Jewish question is dynamite with which we blast the forts where the last liberalist snipers have their nests, since countries which abandon Jews thereby abandon their former Judaize way of living with false ideals of liberty.

The colorful bags weren’t registered to any of the passengers on the plane. When French officials opened them up, they discovered why — 1.3 tons of pure cocaine were stuffed inside the anonymous bags. The street value of the stash? About 200 million euros, or $270 million. Coast Guard makes $20 million cocaine bust Huge drug bust off the coast of Florida Drug busts at sea: 4 tons of cocaine The catch was made on September 11, but French authorities didn’t publicize the find until Saturday. On Sunday, Venezuela’s Public Ministry said that authorities had detained three members of the National Guard in connection with the incident. It wasn’t immediately clear exactly what they are accused of doing. The suitcases came from Caracas aboard an Air France flight to Paris, but did not match any of the passengers on board, CNN affiliate BFMTV reported. “Several” people have been taken in custody, French Interior Minister Manuel Valls told reporters Saturday. Authorities worked with Spanish, British and Dutch police on the investigation, BFMTV said. This case “illustrates the importance of strengthening International cooperation in the fight against traffickers,” Valls said. Venezuelan authorities are also investigating. The Public Ministry said prosecutors will investigate, along with the Counterdrug Command of the National Guard in Simon Bolivar International Airport, to see if any criminal activity took place.

France Says Urgent Action Needed to Aid CAR

officials and rights groups say both sides may have committed war crimes. It is absolutely urgent to act. We are facing a serious security situation and we don’t want to let this serious situation degenerate and through contagion make the situation extremely complicated in the entire region, Fabius said. Fabius is hosting a summit on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 25 to discuss the crisis, which he said needed to send a clear message. Former colonial power France – which intervened earlier this year to oust Islamist rebels from another one of its former colonies, Mali – has been reluctant to get directly involved in the crisis. It has urged African nations and the African Union to do their utmost to resolve the crisis among themselves. But while the African Union plans to deploy a 3,600-strong peacekeeping mission – known as MISCA – in the country, incorporating a regional force of 1,100 soldiers already on the ground, it is unlikely to be operational before 2014. The African Union has asked financial, logistical and technical support from the United Nations and senior U.N. officials recommended last month that the U.N. Security Council approve this request.