Bellport Man Advertised Heroin on Internet, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Bellport man allegedly advertising heroin on the Internet was arrested Tuesday night during an undercover operation by Nassau County police, authorities said.Detectives said 28-year-old Obadiah Johnson was attempting to sell heroin on the website, “backpage,” when detectives arranged to meet Johnson at a predetermined location on Sunnyside Boulevard in Plainview.Police arrested Johnson when he arrived and recovered 20 bags of heroin and cash, police said.Garden City police also assisted in the operation.Johnson is charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

DMV to open Monday in Endicott, later in Binghamton

first_imgThe Binghamton DMV office will not open until June 22. Satelittle offices will remained closed until further notice, county officials say. (WBNG) — The Broome County Clerk’s Office is reopening the Department of Motor Vehicles on June 15. The Endicott DMV Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The last transaction will happen at 3:45 p.m. The County Clerk’s Office says it cannot guarantee regular permit exams, CDL permit exams, enhanced driver’s license and REAL ID transactions will be available on opening day due to a lack of reopening guidance from the state government. On July 11, the offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. On June 20, the Endicott DMV will resume its normal hours of 8 a.m to 1 p.m. with the last transaction occurring at 12:45 p.m. On July 6, the Endicott and Binghamton offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for one week. The County Clerk’s office says it is expecting a high volume of traffic at its offices.last_img read more

Only 70 flights of 79,000 prior to pandemic now operating in Indonesia: Sri Mulyani

first_imgThe COVID-19 pandemic has hit Indonesia’s aviation industry hard as domestic and international flight numbers have dropped significantly amid social restrictions and a slump in foreign tourist arrivals.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has said only 70 flights are still operating of a total of around 79,000 before the virus outbreak.“All the airlines are currently under immense pressure,” Sri Mulyani told House of Representatives Commission XI overseeing financial affairs in a virtual meeting on Monday. “The airline industry lost income of Rp 207 billion [US$13.65 million] between January and February alone.” She said 240,000 flights were canceled globally between Jan. 23 and Feb. 18, adding that 12,703 domestic and international flights in the country were canceled in the January-February period.The global airline industry is expected to lose up to $314 billion because of the pandemic, according to estimates by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), as people choose to stay at home.Read also: Explainer: What’s allowed and what’s not in Indonesia’s ‘mudik’ banStatistics Indonesia (BPS) data showed on Monday that domestic passenger traffic dropped 24 percent in March from the corresponding period last year.This was the fewest foreign tourist arrivals since February 2009 as the coronavirus pandemic led to a slump in travel demand in March.There were 470,900 foreign visitors in March, down 64.11 percent from the same month last year, with tourist numbers from both China and Hong Kong falling more than 96 percent.Foreign arrivals have continued to decline since January, with 1.27 million arrivals in that month, and only 864,000 tourist arrivals in February.Topics :last_img read more