Saturday, April 4, 2020

Guinea-Bissau hands record jail terms in 1.8 tonne Cocaine bust

A court in Guinea-Bissau has handed record jail terms to two suspects accused of trafficking almost two tonnes of cocaine into the country. Ringleaders, identified as Colombian Ricardo Ariza Monje, 'Ramon', and Braima Seidi Ba, were each sentenced to 16 years in prison.Others received jail terms of between four and 14 years.
The tiny West Africa nation of 1.8m people has for years been used as a staging post in the trafficking of cocaine from Latin America to Europe. In the past, the military has been heavily involved in the country’s drug trade.