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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Peruvian police confiscate more than three tons of cocaine hidden in a coal shipment, head assassin for Pablo Escobar freed from Colombia prison, Mexican mine conglomerate fined $3 million for toxic spill, and Scottish TV ad on independence vote sparks controversy.
Police Seize Tons of Cocaine Bound for Europe
Officials carried out the bust in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.
Assassin for Pablo Escobar Freed After 22 Years
John Jairo Velasquez, known as ‘Popeye’, killed several hundred people during the time he worked for the kingpin.
Copper Mine Fined Millions for Toxic Spill
Some 10 million gallons of sulphuric acid contaminated the water supply of nearly a million people in Sonora state.
Backlash Over Television Ad on Independence Vote
People criticized the video online as ‘sexist’ and ‘condescending’, and used the hashtag #PatronisingBTlady to comment on it.
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