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Venezuela court upholds British couple's detention

Venezuela court upholds British couple's detention

A Venezuelan court has upheld the detention of a British couple allegedly caught with more than 23 kilograms (50 pounds) of cocaine.
National Guard troops detained Paul and Laura Makin as they attempted to board a Feb. 16 flight from Margarita Island to London with three suitcases full drugs.
They were traveling with their 2-year-old twin girls and two of Laura Makin's children from a previous relationship _ aged seven and eight.
Venezuelan prosecutors said in a statement Tuesday that a court has ruled the couple will be held in prison during the trial.
State authorities provided the children with shelter until they were retrieved by family members and returned to England.


Updated : 2021-10-17 15:09 GMT+08:00