Pakistani Court Sentences Four Foreign Drug Traffickers

Published November 26th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A Pakistani court has sentenced four foreigners, including a Spaniard and a French national to five years imprisonment each for trying to smuggle heroin, officials said Sunday. 

They were arrested in February from Multan airport shortly before boarding a Pakistan International Airlines Dubai-bound flight, an Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) official said. 

Police, identifying the peddlers as Yerene Mortier of Ghana, Acacio Miravera of South Africa, Bernard Bruno of France and Manjo Welecia of Spain, said a total of seven kilograms (15.4 pounds) of heroin was found in their possession. 

They had concealed the drugs in personal computers and secret cavities of their travel bags, police said. 

Judge Abdul Sattar of a special anti-narcotics court, announcing the verdict on Saturday, also ordered the accused to pay a fine of 500,000 rupees (more than 8,000 dollars) each, ANF officials said -- MULTAN (AFP)  





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