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Attempt to smuggle cocaine worth Rs. 40 mn

 

By Darshana Sanjeewa   

A 50-year-old Bolivian woman, who tried to smuggle in cocaine with a peddling value of Rs.40 million to the country in 2016, was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Negombo High Court.   

Police said the woman was arrested by the Sri Lanka Customs when she attempted to smuggle 2.6 kg of cocaine into the country on September 13, 2016. The customs officials found the contraband inside the false bottom of her baggage.   


The Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) who conducted further investigations, produced the woman in court on Tuesday. She was sentenced to life after she pleaded guilty.   


The Bolivian woman was identified as Agreeda Alvarado Magda and she had been imprisoned in South Africa for several years over several narcotics smuggling cases prior to her arrest in Sri Lanka.   

 

Police said the woman was arrested by the Sri Lanka Customs when she attempted to smuggle 2.6 kg of cocaine into the country on September 13, 2016. The customs officials found the contraband inside the false bottom of her baggage.   The Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) who conducted further investigations, produced the woman in court on Tuesday. She was sentenced to life after she pleaded guilty.   The Bolivian woman was identified as Agreeda Alvarado Magda and she had been imprisoned in South Africa for several years over several narcotics smuggling cases prior to her arrest in Sri Lanka.   

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