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In Brief: Bus driver in cocaine sting

A FORMER CIE bus driver has been convicted of soliciting two undercover gardai to import cocaine from Brazil.

Sunny Idah (36) was caught in an operation by Swiss and Irish undercover police. He was recorded offering two gardai €5,000 to swallow 1kg each of cocaine pellets and bring them back to Ireland.

Idah, a Nigerian with addresses at Lipton Court, Dublin and Gerard House, Brown Street, London had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two charges of soliciting another person to unlawfully import cocaine on dates between September 14 and 19, 2010.

Idah was remanded in in custody and sentencing was adjourned until next month.

Man stabbed at star party

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after he was reportedly stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle at a party thrown by smartphone company BlackBerry.

The victim, aged in his 30s, is believed to have been attacked inside Pulse underground nightclub in London, just after midnight.

Partygoers included the The Only Way Is Essex cast.

Romney races ahead of Rick

Mitt Romney tightened his grip on the US Republican presidential nomination overnight, sweeping primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington DC, and shifted his focus to the general election with a sharp attack on President Barack Obama.

Romney already has a considerable delegate lead over chief Republican rival Rick Santorum.