News briefing – week beginning Monday 14 July

• The Prominent Colombian drug lord Hernán Alonso “El Ratón” Villa was arrested in Spain following a joint Colombian-Spanish operation

•The US courier firm FedEx faced with fifteen counts of drug-trafficking following an indictment by the California federal grand jury

• The reputed head of a drug-trafficking ring was arrested in the UAE

• A British gang which included a Gatwick airport baggage handler was imprisoned for attempting to smuggle cocaine out of Jamaica

• A senior Venezuelan general was detained on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba following a US drug-trafficking indictment