Three people due in court over seizure of cannabis plants worth €640,000 Nine people were arrested over the weekend in connection with the seizure. Short URL Mar 4th 2019, 7:37 AM Monday 4 Mar 2019, 7:37 AM Source: Garda Info/Twitter No Comments https://jrnl.ie/4522562 THREE PEOPLE ARE due to appear in court this morning charged in connection with the seizure of cannabis plants worth an estimated €640,000.Nine people were arrested over the weekend in connection with the seizure. Gardaí said that they had made the seizure and the arrests as part of an intelligence-led operation targeting an organised crime group involved in the supply of controlled drugs.The operation involved gardaí from the South Eastern Region and the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau carrying out a number of searches in the Dublin and Wexford areas.During the searches a cannabis cultivation unit was discovered in a commercial premises in the north inner city area of Dublin. Over 800 cannabis plants at various stages of growth were discovered with an estimated value of €640,000 (pending analysis) were seized. Four people were arrested at the scene. Further searches were also carried out in locations in Wexford and five further arrests were made. Those arrested included six Portuguese nationals (all male), one UK national (male), and a man and woman from Ireland. They range in age from 17 to 45 years.Three males are due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin at 10.30am charged in connection with the seizure. Two other people have been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. Four people remain in custody. With reporting by Cormac FitzgeraldComments are closed as people have been charged. In excess of 800 cannabis plants (value €640k) were seized when a grow house was discovered by members of the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau in Dublin yesterday. Nine people have been arrested in Dublin & Wexford as part of the investigation. pic.twitter.com/8Zr7qIrUQw— Garda Info (@gardainfo) March 3, 2019 By Hayley Halpin Share1 Tweet Email1 11,542 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Officers of the Liberian National Police assigned in Grand Cape Mount County, Western Liberia, have arrested a 30-year-old man identified as Sylvester Tarpeh Davis, who allegedly murdered his 22-year-old girlfriend, Sonnie Tipayson in the Clara Town Community last week.Shortly after he reportedly committed the act, Davis escaped the scene but was arrested in Tienia, Grand Cape Mount County by the Liberian National Police (LNP) over the weekend and subsequently transferred to the LNP Headquarters in Monrovia from where he is expected to be forwarded to court for prosecution.The incident took place on November 28, 2014 in Clara Town, Bushrod Island, when Davis allegedly murdered Sonnie, buried her corpse in a trash barrel in the very room they lived in and escaped the scene.But Davis was arrested following a tip-off from some residents in Grand Cape Mount County where he had been in hiding since the incident occurred last week Friday.According to the LNP, “This is the second time that they have arrested a girlfriend killer in the county.”The LNP is advising all those who have previously been accused or suspected of killing their fiancés, but escaped justice, to report themselves for further investigation.At the same time, the LNP has urged citizens to cooperate with them by reporting any strange persons in their respective communities whose motives may not be readily established by the locals.Last Friday, the Tipayson family at the back of the Prestige Motor Garage in Clara Town reported the mysterious death of their second child, allegedly at the hands of her boyfriend, Sylvester T. Davis, who had lived with their late daughter in the same house with them over the years.Upon the commission of the act, the suspect hurriedly dumped the remains of the late Sonnie into the barrel in their room and escaped.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“Selfitis” – the obsession of taking selfies on smartphones – may be a real disorder that requires treatment, according to a study conducted in India. Researchers at Nottingham Trent University in the UK and the Thiagarajar School of Management (TSM) in Tamil Nadu began investigating the phenomenon after a hoax story appeared in the media in 2014 claiming ‘selfitis’ had been classed as a genuine mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association. They have now confirmed its existence and developed the ‘Selfitis Behaviour Scale’ which can be used to assess its severity.The scale was developed using a large number of focus groups with 200 participants and the scale was tested via a survey of 400 participants.Participants were based in India because the country has the most users on Facebook, as well as the highest number of deaths as a result of trying to take selfies in dangerous locations.The findings, published in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction confirmed that there are three levels of selfitis. Borderline is defined as taking selfies at least three times a day but not posting them on social media.Acute selfitis describes taking selfies at least three times a day and posting each one on social media.Chronic selfitis is the uncontrollable urge to take photos of one self round the clock and posting the photos on social media more than six times a day, researchers said.Six motivating factors were identified, with selfitis sufferers typically seeking to increase their self-confidence, seek attention, improve their mood, connect with the environment around them (to create a record of memories), increase their conformity with the social group around them, as well as being socially competitive.The prevalence of these factors determined the level of selfitis severity.”A few years ago, stories appeared in the media claiming that the condition of selfitis was to be classed as a mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association,” said Mark Griffiths, from Nottingham Trent University.”While the story was revealed to be a hoax, it did not mean that the condition of selfitis did not exist,” Griffiths said.”We have now appeared to confirm its existence and developed the world’s first Selfitis Behaviour Scale to assess the condition,” he said.”Typically, those with the condition suffer from a lack of self-confidence and are seeking to ‘fit in’ with those around them, and may display symptoms similar to other potentially addictive behaviours,” said Janarthanan Balakrishnan, assistant professor at TSM.”Now the existence of the condition appears to have been confirmed, it is hoped that further research will be carried out to understand more about how and why people develop this potentially obsessive behaviour, and what can be done to help people who are the most affected,” he said.