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Jordan convicts Peruvian woman

Jordan convicts Peruvian woman

Jordan's military court convicted a Peruvian woman of drug smuggling on Tuesday and sentenced her to seven and a half years in prison for trying to bring cocaine capsules she had swallowed into the kingdom.
The court initially sentenced the 35-year-old Sylvia Rondad to 15 years but then commuted her prison term to half the time.
Rondad requested she be deported to Peru and allowed to serve her term in her country.
According to the indictment, Rondad confessed she was smuggling 143 cocaine capsules from Peru to friends in Jordan for $3,000 because her family needed of the money.
The woman was arrested in November at Amman International Airport when anti-drug police became suspicious that Rondad could be smuggling something because she complained of stomach pain _ a common complaint by smugglers who had ingested the drugs.
Police spokesman Maj. Mohammed al-Khatib said the airport police also arrested an unnamed Bolivian man last week with 11 pounds (5 kilograms) of cocaine he was going to deliver to his Jordanian accomplices. Two unnamed Jordanians waiting for the man at the airport were also arrested, the major said.
Last month, the same Jordanian court sentenced two women from Argentina also to 7 1/2 years in prison each for smuggling cocaine by swallowing it as capsules.


Updated : 2021-07-31 11:51 GMT+08:00