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Saturday 16 December 2017

In Brief: Public enema No1 faces 10 years' jail

A Florida man is facing up to 10 years in jail for allegedly resealing and returning used enemas to pharmacies which were then resold to unsuspecting customers.

Ronald Eugene Robinson (34) of Jacksonville, faces charges of tampering with consumer products. He also faces a fine of $250,000 (€193,000). The customers who bought the used enemas have been notified. Online prices list basic enemas at $3-$10 each (€2.30-€7.70).

Messi own goal for drugs trafficker

Colombian police checking bus passengers at a roadblock noticed one man holding a poster of Barcelona football star Lionel Messi in what seemed to be an unusually thick frame. They found 27.6lb (12.5kg) of marijuana hidden in the back.

Police in Barranquilla arrested the 30-year-old man carrying the frame which contained 12 packets of marijuana. Colombian traffickers have hidden drugs under vegetables and inside Bibles and even moulded cocaine into trophies.

Miracle escape from minefield

A Bosnian man is recovering in a hospital after veering off a mountain road in his car and rolling down a hillside still dotted with mines from the 1992-95 war.

Rasim Dzeko's car slid 164ft (50m) before hitting a tree. The 40-year-old clambered out but then slid another 984ft (300m) down a mined slope, getting stuck in a water hole for two days. It then took hours of work by rescuers to remove him.

Hanks is hack for Broadway debut

Tom Hanks will make his Broadway debut playing a tabloid journalist in 'Lucky Guy', a new drama by the late Nora Ephron.

The Hollywood star collaborated with Ephron for 'Sleepless in Seattle' in 1993 and 'You've Got Mail' in 1998. Ephron died in June, aged 71.

Nelly's crew man caught in rap trap

marijuana, heroin and a loaded gun were discovered on Grammy-winning rapper Nelly's tour bus at a Texas border patrol checkpoint.

A member of the singer's crew took responsibility for the items and was arrested.

Stones ready to roll at Glastonbury

The Rolling Stones are reported to be in final negotiations to headline at Glastonbury 2013.

Festival boss Michael Eavis has tried for years to get the rock legends to perform at his music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

Irish Independent

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