Ten Ukrainians face a life sentence in France

Citizens of Ukraine, crew members of the ship Carib Palm from Colombia carrying a record consignment of cocaine weighing 2.4 tons, could be sentenced to life imprisonment. This was announced by first Secretary, Department of consular and legal issues of the Embassy of Ukraine in France Alexander Ploiesti, reports «UKRINFORM».

As reported by Podesti, «our citizens face life imprisonment. After it became known about the arrest of ten Ukrainians the Embassy immediately established communication with regional police Directorate of legal Lily (where the suspects ed), according to which detainees are provided with an interpreter, assigned counsel, given the opportunity to see a doctor,» said the diplomat.

He also said that the ship Carib Palm under the Moldavian flag, which was moving along the route Cartagena (Colombia) – Gdansk (Poland) was detained in the French port of Boulogne-sur-Mer (North France) on 10 December.

During the search, customs officers found the largest batch of drugs that malefactors tried to import on the territory of continental France. 2.4 tons of cocaine bricks were packaged in special bags and hidden behind one of the partitions.

In General, on Board were 12 crew members, among which 10 Ukrainians and one citizen of Turkey and Georgia (captain). «All detainees determined the measure of restraint — a capture under guards and charged,» said Podisti.

A lawyer who handles the case of the arrested, said that only four out of ten citizens of Ukraine go to the contact. He also added that all suspects under French law, faces from 15 years to life imprisonment.

It should be noted that ucta Ukrainians have already been detained abroad for drugs. For example, in 2008 at the airport of the Peruvian capital of Lima was detained a citizen of Ukraine while attempting to smuggle large quantities of cocaine.

In a statement to local law enforcement agencies said that 50-year-old Natalia Nakanawa arrested by the staff of division on fight against drugs. During a search of her Luggage found more than 10 kilograms of cocaine, which she tried to smuggle in the Spanish city of Malaga. The drugs were hidden in a double bottom of her suitcase.




Ten Ukrainians face a life sentence in France 25.12.2015

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