Nigerian Woman Sentenced To 10 years In Prison For Smuggling Drugs In India

A court on Thursday, September 9, sentenced a Nigerian woman, Joy Chika Uzoma, to 10-year rigorous imprisonment for smuggling heroin in Mohali, Punjab, India.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Harjit Kaur Kaleke also imposed a fine of Rs1 lakh on the convict. In case of default of payment, the convict will have to further undergo one-year imprisonment.

The Nigerian national was arrested with by the Anti-drug Special Task Force (STF) of Punjab in May, 2018. One-kg heroin worth over N55m were recovered from her.

Nigerian woman sentenced to 10 years in prison for smuggling drugs in India

The STF team, under the supervision of Inspector Ram Darshan and ASI Avtar Singh, was present in Phase IV, Mohali. It got a tip-off that a woman was entering Mohali with heroin.

The team immediately laid a trap near the Nature Park in Phase IX  and stopped the Nigerian woman. On checking, the police recovered one-kg heroin from her possession.


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