Friday, 23 October 2009 London Lite World at a glance 300arrestedinbiggestever bustonMexicandrugscartelMORE than 300 people have been arrested in the largest single strike at Mexican drug operations in America. An astonishing haul of weapons and cash was recovered in raids as federal agents swooped on people suspected of links to La Familia, the newest and most violent of Mexicos drug cartels. Arrests were carried out across 19 states and in 38 cities including Boston, Seattle and Raleigh, North Carolina. La Familia has a reputation for dominating the trade in methamphetamine -- or crank -- and for grotesque violence, including beheadings. One of the gangs alleged recruiters, detained earlier this year, ran drug rehabilitation centres and then forced recovered addicts to work for the gang or be killed, said Mexicos public safety secretary Genaro Garcia Luna. The raids were part of Project Coronado, which has led to 1,200 arrests over four years. Held: a suspect in Mexico City UStellsSwisstohandoverPolanski ThE United States has asked Switzerland to extradite Roman Polanski to authorities in California, where he is wanted for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl. The 76-year-old filmmaker has been in Swiss custody since his arrest last month when he arrived in Zurich for a film festival. If extradition is approved, Polanski may appeal the decision. he fled the US rather than spend 48 days in jail. Armchair traveller: Dennis Anderson, left, has been fined 2,000 for drink-driving -- without leaving his (motorised) armchair. The 61-year-old crashed the 20mph vehicle, a combination of a lawnmower and a recliner, after a drinking session in Minnesota. Obesetopayextraforambulances AMBULANCES in America are to start charging up to double for obese patients. A study showed the cost of transporting overweight patients to hospital can cost 250 per cent more as they often require more staff and equipment including fork-lift and flat-bed trucks or removing the sides of mobile homes in extreme cases. Many areas have doubled the ambulance fee from around 390 to 780. LilWayneguiltyovergun US rapper Lil Wayne faces a year in jail after pleading guilty to illegally having a loaded revolver on his tour bus after a New York concert in 2007. Wayne, 27, looked glum but said little when he appeared in court in the city yesterday. The rapper, whose latest No1 hit is the single Down, with British singer Jay Sean, also faces a drugs and weapons trial in Arizona in March. Skatingbearmaulstrainertodeath AN ICE-skating brown bear killed a circus trainer and seriously injured his assistant after mauling them during rehearsals. The creature dragged Dimitry Potapov, 25, by the neck across an ice rink and almost severed his legs. A witness said the bear tore his neck and legs to pieces. The Russian died from severe injuries after the attack in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Police later shot the bear dead. Nigerian suicide bid girl can stay in UKA 10-YEAR-OLD Nigerian girl has won an injunction against removal from the UK because she tried to kill herself after twice being moved into a detention centre. Adeoti Ogunsola was taken from the care of her aunt to Tinsley House immigration centre at Gatwick on 15 October. She was reunited at the airport with her mother Clementina, but tried to kill herself on Sunday. The girl, who had attended school in Gillingham, Kent, was detained in Yarls Wood immigration centre in Bedfordshire earlier this year. In a report, a child psychotherapist warned her mental state would deteriorate if she was detained again and she might try to kill herself. A High Court judge yesterday stopped the familys removal to Nigeria after a legal challenge. The pair have been placed back in deten- tion ahead of a judicial review. Among those lobbying against the familys removal was Adeotis headteacher Bernadette Long. She said: Adeoti is a charming and intelligent little girl. She is passion- ate about her education. Her experi- ences while being detained have made her very anxious about what will happen if she goes to Nigeria. David Wood, from the UK Border Agency, said: When we have to enforce a familys removal this can include detaining children, but only as a last resort. By georgina littlejohn Revolver: Lil Wayne Picture of the day index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html