By Dialogo November 16, 2011 The Ecuadorean police seized 436 kg of cocaine in an operation in which six people were detained, including two Colombians, the head of that country’s anti-narcotics division, Pedro Gallegos, announced. The police commander indicated that the drugs were hidden in cardboard boxes used to export flowers. Between January and October 2011, around 13.2 tons of drugs, chiefly cocaine, were confiscated in Ecuador’s two most populous provinces, according to the police. In the coastal province of El Guayas (in southwestern Ecuador), 11.5 tons of narcotics were seized, compared to 7.3 tons during the same period in 2010. Meanwhile, in the Andean province of Pichincha (the capital of which is Quito), the police seized 1.7 tons of drugs, including cocaine, marijuana, and heroin. Ecuador seized a record 68 tons of drugs (64 tons of which was cocaine) in the whole of 2009 and 18 tons in 2010, according to the police.
Record $6.6 million sale for Gold Coast mansion The property is on the market at $1.35 million through Ray White Sovereign Island’s Mitchell Booth.Faulkner has competed in the Bathurst 1000 on 18 occasions between 1980 and 2005 with a best finish of fifth in 1997. Ex Billabong head’s controversial mansion sells for record price Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIs it a good time to list?02:31RETIRED race car driver John Faulkner and his wife Alyson are gearing up to sell their Gold Coast home.Faulkner – who spent the majority of his career involved in V8 Supercars – was racing at the Gold Coast Indy in 2002, when he decided to buy the Runaway Bay townhouse, which was under construction at the time. The kitchen. One of the bedrooms. MORE: Where house prices fell most amid COVID-19 John and Alyson Faulkner are selling their Runaway Bay home at 4/23-25 Madang Cres. The Runaway Bay home has easy access to the Broadwater. John Faulkner and wife Alyson are selling their Gold Coast home. John and Alyson Faulkner’s Runaway Bay home.The three-level three-bedroom residence at Madang Cres overlooks the Broadwater with views that extend down to the Surfers Paradise skyline.“Upstairs is just lovely, it’s nice and warm in winter because of where it’s positioned,” she said.“In the morning we can get up and go downstairs and out to the pool and enjoy ourselves out there.” More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe view from John and Alyson Faulkner’s Runaway Bay townhouse.The residence features several living areas, an outdoor entertainment area with teppanyaki bar, heated pool and pontoon.“It is a beautiful home for someone who enjoys the water,” Mrs Faulkner said.“It’s not at all like a townhouse but more like a house.“It’s easy to maintain and everything has been looked after.”The pair, who have granddaughter Ava living with them, are selling to give Ava more space to run and play. Retried race car driver John Faulkner, pictured in 2008, is selling his Gold Coast property.The couple, who spent many years running John Faulkner Racing, had decided they wanted to move from Victoria to Queensland and buy in Runaway Bay or Paradise Point.Mrs Faulkner said she was in their Melbourne house at the time when she got a phone call at 5am.“It was John saying I needed to transfer $5500 for a house deposit,” Mrs Faulkner said.“The next thing I knew we had put a deposit down on a home.“John and his brother had all these photos of a frame of a house as it wasn’t even built yet.” The pair sold their house in Melbourne, moved to the Gold Coast, and stayed in temporary accommodation for six months while their new townhouse was being built.They were running the Holden Young Guns race team at the time.Mrs Faulkner said they adapted quickly to life on the Gold Coast and have loved their time in Runaway Bay.