ODDS and ENDS: Paratroopers banned by Nato thanks to orgy and other offbeat offerings


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Hundreds of British paratroopers were banned from an annual NATO deployment in the Balkans after some were caught having an orgy at a military barracks.

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The new head of the army, Gen. Patrick Sanders, said he was not willing to “risk the mission or the reputation of the British army” by sending them overseas, according to the Times.

The report said eight paratroopers from 16 Air Assault Brigade had been placed under police investigation after they allegedly were filmed having a consensual orgy with a civilian woman at Merville barracks in Colchester, Essex, while dozens watched.

Even though it was determined that no crime had been committed, Sanders brought the hammer down. The report added it is suspected the woman was smuggled into the barracks as many as 31 times during a five-month period.

Sanders wrote: “Recent events indicated that 3 Para is not demonstrating the levels of discipline and respect for others expected of one of our battalions.

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“I am not prepared to risk the NATO mission or the reputation of the British army by deploying 3 Para at this time.”

The annual deployment to the Balkans is for a 10-day exercise with NATO allies, although troops normally stay for more than a month.

A monkey died in a shootout in Mexico. Mexicodaily.com
A monkey died in a shootout in Mexico. Mexicodaily.com

DRUG GANG MEMBER’S MONKEY KILLED DESPITE BULLETPROOF VEST

A bulletproof vest wasn’t enough to save a monkey in Mexico who belonged to an alleged drug gang member.

A shootout last week in Texcaltitlan between police and drug gang claimed the lives of 11 alleged criminals and a small monkey which was dressed in a camouflage jacket and bulletproof vest.

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The monkey died while being carried by one of the men, according to Mexicodailypost.

Another 10 men were detained. Exotic animals are often kept as pets by drug lords and gang members.

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An Austrian man ended up with super-gonorrhea after hiring a prostitute. Getty Images files
An Austrian man ended up with super-gonorrhea after hiring a prostitute. Getty Images files Photo by Files /Getty images

NOT A BIRD, NOT A PLANE, IT’S SUPER STD

An Austrian man who engaged in a tryst with a prostitute got more than he paid for.

The man, in his 50s, contracted a strain of super-gonorrhea, scientists said in a study published in Eurosurveillance.

The man allegedly had sex with a prostitute in Cambodia without a condom. He was treated with antibiotics, but the strain was resistant to several types that are usually used to treat gonorrhea.

After doing tests on the man’s samples to determine which drugs might work best, he was successfully treated with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid.

Some strains of gonorrhea have been getting increasingly resistant to antibiotics since the 1930s.

A man on a jet ski. Getty files
A man on a jet ski. Getty files Photo by STOCK PHOTO /Getty Images

MAN ARRESTED ON JET SKI WHILE TRYING TO FLEE

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A Florida man who was set to go on trial for allegedly submitting more than $4 million worth of  fraudulent health-care claims was arrested on a jet ski while trying to escape to Cuba.

Ernesto Cruz Graveran, a 54-year-old Cuban citizen, owned Xiko Enterprises Inc., a company based in Hialeah that provided equipment to medicare beneficiaries, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Florida, the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Florida said.

The jet ski was loaded with special fuel meant for long trips and “a trove” of food and water bottles, the criminal complaint says.

Authorities seized Graveran’s passport.

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