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The fire moved quickly through the house, a one-story wood-frame structure in a working-class neighborhood of Corsicana, in northeast Texas. Flames spread along the walls, bursting through doorways, blistering paint and tiles and furniture. Smoke pressed against the ceiling, then banked downward, seeping into each room and through crevices in the windows, staining the morning sky.
Buffie Barbee, who was eleven years old and lived two houses down, was playing in her back yard when she smelled the smoke. She ran inside and told her mother, Diane, and they hurried up the street; that’s when they saw the smoldering house and Cameron Todd Willingham standing on the front porch, wearing only a pair of jeans, his chest blackened with soot, his hair and eyelids singed. He was screaming, “My babies are burning up!” His children—Karmon and Kameron, who were one-year-old twin girls, and two-year-old Amber—were trapped inside.
Willingham told the Barbees to call the Fire Department, and while Dia…

Brazilian man arrested at airport trying to enter Thailand with 1.3 kilograms cocaine

Paulo Nascimento
A man from Brazil was taken into custody at Suvarnabhumi Airport when he was caught trying to enter the country with a stomach full of cocaine.

Paulo Nascimento, 27, was arrested Wednesday night upon entry after police got a tip that a Brazilian man would be trying to enter the country with drugs in his stomach. 

Nascimento was spotted by customs officials after picking up his luggage and taken for an X-ray, reported Bangkok Post.

Yesterday, Narcotics Suppression Bureau commander Sommai Kongwisaisuk revealed that the man had 100 capsules full of coke in his stomach and they weighed 1.3 kilograms. 

The suspect had traveled from Brazil through Addis Ababa.

Nascimento was cooperative with arresting officers and told them that he was supposed to meet a man at a Sukhumvit hotel to hand them over to a man after passing them through his system.

They allowed the Brazilian to go ahead with his plan and this allowed them to arrest Elsonias Da Silva, 35, as well, when he came to pick up the drugs on Friday.

Both men are now in custody.

Source: Coconuts Bangkok, Sept. 11, 2017


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