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Nigerian Court Jails 3 Bolivians For Drug Dealing

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday sentenced 3 Bolivians, Yhugo Chavaez Moreno, Reuben Tiacono Jorge, and Yerko Artunduago Dorado, to 12 years in prison for unlawful production of methamphetamine, a drug similar to cocaine, LSD and heroin.

The convicts who were arraigned before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo had on November 21, 2016, pleaded guilty to 2 counts charge preferred against them by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

In her judgment, Oguntoyinbo said the jail term prescribed 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.

The judge, however, sentenced the 3 of them to 6 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.

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