COCAINE ON UK BANKNOTES

It is, I think, well known that many (if not all) banknotes are contaminated to some degree with cocaine.  Now in “More or Less”, a BBC Radio programme on statistics etc (honestly, it is interesting and fun) reports on this, and how the new “plastic” polymer notes will not reveal contamination (at least without new technology).  Also, why do most notes show contamination, when obviously only a tiny proportion were involved in the snorting etc of the drug?

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05tpn4b#play

EU UPDATES LIST OF VESSELS SUBJECT TO NORTH KOREA SANCTIONS

On 13th January, EU Regulation 2018/53/EU amended Regulation 2017/1509/EU to add to the sanctions lists 4 vessels previously added to the relevant UN list – BILLIONS NO.18; UL JI BONG 6; RUNG RA 2; and RYE SONG GANG.

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2018.010.01.0001.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2018:010:TOC