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Court in Nigeria sentences 3 Bolivians to jail for drugs

Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday sentenced three Bolivian nationals: Reuben Tiacono Jorge, Yhugo Chavaez Moreno and Yerko Artunduago Dorado, to 12 years in prison for unlawful production of methamphetamine, a drug similar to cocaine, heroin and LSD…

The convicts who were arraigned before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo had on November 21, pleaded guilty to two counts charge preferred against them by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)…

In her judgment, the judge said the jail termprescribed by the NDLEA Act for count one of the charge is life imprisonment without prescribing minimum sentence. She also stated that the prescribed jail term for the second counts is 25 years without prescribing minimum jail terms…

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But the judge however sentenced the three of them to six years jail term on each count of charge. According to her, the jailed terms are to run concurrently which would start from February 2, 2012,when they were arrested.

Daily Trust

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