9 Aug

Ten years prison for drug mule

first_imgA 30-year-old woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday by the Paphos criminal court for her involvement in the import of over 21kg of cannabis in 2018.On September 29, drug squad officers at Paphos airport spotted the 30-year-old, who had arrived from Athens, waiting in an impatient and nervous manner for her luggage, arousing suspicion.The customs officer was informed, who examined the two suitcases picked up by the 30-year-old as she made her way to the exit.In one suitcase, 13 sealed nylon bags containing cannabis were found wrapped in a white sheet.Ten more nylon bags containing cannabis were found wrapped in a bath towel in the second suitcase.A total of 21.115kg of cannabis were found.The 30-year-old immediately admitted to importing the drugs, which she said she was instructed to transport to a hotel in Nicosia where she would hand them over to unknown persons.She agreed to cooperate with police to identify the recipients of the drugs.Following approval by the Attorney-General, and on the basis of instructions by the chief of police, a controlled operation for the delivery of the drugs was carried out, but failed.The 30-year-old tried to check into the hotel where she was instructed to hand over the drugs, but could not since it was full.In her statement, the 30-year-old told police that she agreed to transport the cannabis due to financial difficulties she was facing.She said that on June 29 she was approached by a person in Thessaloniki who gave her the ticket to travel from Athens to Paphos, as well as the two suitcases, telling her that one contained cannabis.Both suitcases were locked though she did not have the keys.She was to receive €2,000 to deliver the two suitcases to the Nicosia hotel.She told police that she knew the identity of the person who gave her the luggage, but could not identify him because she feared for her life and that of her 6-year-old child.In its ruling, the court said it regarded as mitigating factors that the woman was the mother of a young child currently living in Greece with his grandmother who is facing health problems.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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