[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 50 – year – old woman convicted for attempting to smuggle cocaine to Spain through the post office was today sentenced to five years imprisonment by Magistrate Judy Latchman.
Sandra Daniels of Dennis Street, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was also fined $738,800. During her first appearance before Magistrate Latchman, she pleaded not guilty to charge, which stated that on May 8, at Guyana Post Office Corporation, she had in her possession 274 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
It is the prosecution’s case that the woman went to the Post Office to post a box to Plaza de Octubre, Valencia, Spain.
The Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) said the box contained salon products, such as fake nails, files, nail decoration and 42 buffers. An examination revealed that the cocaine was in plastic in the middle of each buffer.
The woman claimed that was employed at Banks DIH as a receptionist and the she is a mother of five children. Daniels admitted that she had been sentenced to seven years imprisonment in the United Kingdom for drug trafficking. However, she said she only served 33 months and was deported. The defendant was represented by Attorney – at – law, Onassis Granville.