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Liberia jails Ugandan woman over heroin
Publish Date: Apr 15, 2014
Liberia jails Ugandan woman over heroin
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A criminal court in the Liberian capital Monrovia on Monday sentenced a 24-year-old Ugandan national, Shirak Nalwadda to four years imprisonment for unlawful possession and distribution of narcotic drugs.

Presiding Judge, Blamo Dixon imposed the sentence on Nalwadda after jurors reached a unanimous guilty verdict in less than an hour of deliberation.

Meanwhile, the judge ordered defendant Nalwadda to be deported from Liberia through diplomatic channels with arrangements made for her to serve her sentence in Uganda.

He also ordered that the convict be remanded in custody at the Monrovia Central Prisons pending her deportation to Uganda.

Nalwadda was arrested at the Roberts International Airport on Saturday, November 30,2013 with a parcel containing 1.2 kilograms of heroin.

Its street value was estimated at $30,000.

2, 400,000 Liberian dollars was also found in her traveling bag.

The judge said the substance was taken to the laboratory of the Drug Enforcement Agency and upon testing, it was established that the substance was heroin.

She was investigated by officers of the National Security Agency and other state security officers of the airport and subsequently charged with the commission of the crime of unlawful possession, trafficking and distribution of narcotics.

 

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