Friday, January 25, 2008

British teens handed one-year sentences for transporting cocaine

From Ghanaian Chronicle.

The sentence, according to the court was to take effect from July 18, last year, the day the girls were remanded into custody.

In effect, the two would be spending about three months at the borstal home, where they are expected to be incarcerated.

The convicts, both residents of North London were arrested on July 2, 2007 at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, when they were attempting to export 6 kilograms (13 lbs) of cocaine.

The substance was found hidden in the compartments of their laptop computer bags, when they were about to board a British Airways flight to London.

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