Russian woman convicted for 16 years for smuggling cocaine from Dominican Republic
The Moscow Regional Court has found Anastasiya Aleynikova guilty of committing crimes under item b part 4 of Art. 229.1 of the Russian Criminal Code (Smuggling Narcotic Drugs) and part 3 Art. 30, part 5 of Art. 228.1 of the Russian Criminal Code (Attempt at Illegal Sale of Narcotic Drugs).
The court sentenced the woman to 16 years in a general regime colony.
As reported on the website of the Moscow region prosecutor's office, the verdict against Aleynikova was made based on the guilty verdict of the jury.
According to the criminal case materials, November 1, 2015, arriving from the Dominican Republic, Aleynikova tried to smuggle two bottles with more than 2 kg of drug in her luggage. The woman was detained while passing customs control at the Sheremetyevo international airport.
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