Man faces court after $10m ice bust in Canberra

A Nigerian man will face court today for allegedly smuggling $10 million worth of ice into Australia through three golden fish statues.

The AFP arrested the 32 year old man in Canberra on Saturday, after he had collected and opened the drug containers, while he was trying to board a bus to Sydney.

The man is reported to have entered Australia this July on a student visa.

The drugs were imported from China earlier this month, with the package linked to two addresses in Canberra.

The Nigerian national will be charged with attempting to possess a commercial quantity of an unlawfully imported border control drug in an ACT Magistrate’s Court today.

 

Boyfriend forced to watch gang rape of girlfriend before being drowned in lake

A WOMAN has been horrifically gang raped in front of her boyfriend before being forced to watch him drown in a lake.

Another couple with them were also attacked, with the man also bound and drowned in the lake alongside his friend.

The Mirror reports the friends were allegedly walking through Rhodes Park, Kensington, near Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday when the horrifying attack took place.

The all-male gang, armed with a knife and gun, pounced on the two couples, with one woman managing to escape, but the other was captured and gang raped while her tied-up boyfriend watched on in horror.

After the sickening attack, the two men, aged 25 and 32, were thrown into a dam and drowned with the girlfriend of one of the men forced to watch on.

According to local media, police confirmed they are investigating two counts of murder and one count of rape.

No arrests have yet been made.

6yo boy accidentally shot and killed 3yo brother while playing “cops and robbers”

A six-year-old boy has accidentally shot and killed his three-year-old brother while playing “cops and robbers” in Chicago.

It’s believed the pair were playing on Saturday when the older boy reached on top of the fridge and grabbed the loaded hand gun, which was allegedly obtained illegally from a gang member.

The older boy then shot his younger brother in the face.

He was rushed to hospital, however passed away later that night.

The boy’s 25-year-old father was arrested on a felony child endangerment charge.

The court heard the father kept the gun on top of the fridge for protection because he was a “former gang member who snitched on a gang member in a murder trial.”

Bail was set at $A103,360.

Turnbull continues to out-perform Labor rival Shorten

DUMPING Tony Abbott for Malcolm Turnbull continues to pay off for the Coalition.

The latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll shows opposition leader Bill Shorten has lost more ground when it comes to Australia’s preferred Prime Minister.

Labor’s primary vote has plummeted to 30 per cent against the coalition’s 45 per cent, compared to 38-36 two months ago.

When it comes to Mr Turnbull’s performance in his new role, 68 per cent of respondents approve, with 17 per cent not happy.

Things aren’t so rosy for Mr Shorten, who only received a 32 per cent approval rating, with 56 per cent disapproving of how the opposition leader is handling things.

Mother’s plea and $100k reward to solve toddler death

IT’S HOPED a major cash reward will lead to a breakthrough into the suspicious death of a toddler, more than ten years ago.

Police will address the media later today, confirming a $100,000 NSW Government reward relating to the death of Jordan William Thompson.

The toddler was just 21-months-old when he was found unresponsive in his home in the Hunter region on March 19, 2005.

He was rushed to Singleton Base Hospital but could not be revived.

A post mortem revealed the toddler had ingested a lethal dose of a prescribed anti-depressant medication and Police declared his death as suspicious.

Jordan’s mother will make an emotional plea for information today and Police hope the reward will encourage someone with information to come forward.

If you have information, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.