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- Tuesday, 06 January 2015 13:48
The Ghanaian/Austrian who pleaded guilty to carrying 12 kilos of cocaine to the United Kingdom has been sentenced to eights years, eight months' imprisonment.
Nayele Ametefe was sentenced on her own plea by the Isleworth Crown Court in London Tuesday afternoon.
Luv FM's Kwabena Ampratwum, who was in court, said Nayele appeared in court well dressed and looked indifferent when the sentence was handed down.
An aggressive family member of the convicted drug courier, Ampratwum said, attacked some members of the press outside the court after the sentence was pronounced.
On what transpired in the court, the Luv FM journalist reported prosecutors as saying that the cocaine carried by Nayele had a purity of 76% and a street value of 1.8 million Pounds.
The prosecutors told the court Nayele had $23,000 and an additional 6,000 Pounds in her handbag when she was arrested.
The money was believed to be payment for her courier services.
According to the prosecutors, Nayele Ametefe, whose brazen act shocked even the most notorious daredevil, was carting the cocaine to South America.
Her travel itinerary, the court was told indicated that she was leaving the United Kingdom two days after her arrival, for the Dominican Republic.
The 12 kilograms of cocaine was, therefore, not meant to be consumed in the UK.