MEXICO

44 tons of marijuana

seized near border

Mexico's attorney general said investigators seized 44 tons of marijuana in Tijuana, across the border from San Diego.

A statement from the office says nearly 4,000 packets of drugs were found in the Granjas Familiares del Matamoros neighborhood based on a federal warrant. Mexican military and Tijuana police conducted the raid. There were no arrests.

The statement said the seizure was made Thursday.

Tijuana is known for huge marijuana seizures because of its proximity to the U.S., including Mexico's largest to date: 148 tons found in 2010. At least seven sophisticated tunnels under the border have been found in recent years. Roughly the same amount of marijuana seized Thursday was found outside the entrance of a tunnel discovered in Tijuana in 2012.

- AP
COLOMBIA

No hope for miners

Authorities have given up hope of finding alive 13 missing miners trapped after a gold mine collapsed in southwest Colombia. Three bodies were pulled from the rubble Thursday, but rescue workers have since been unable to dig to where the men were trapped. Mining accidents are common in Colombia, especially at wildcat mines like this one in areas dominated by gangs. - AP
BRITAIN

4 of 5 monkeys safe

British police have recovered four of five monkeys, some from a critically endangered species, after launching a Europe-wide hunt. Thieves took the monkeys - a baby and two female cotton-top tamarins and two emperor tamarins - from a zoo in Blackpool on Tuesday night. Zoo officials said Saturday four of the monkeys were found unharmed in West Yorkshire. The baby was still missing. - Reuters