Tanzanian woman sentenced to 45 years jail for transportation of Heroin

Miss Zomboko

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May 18, 2014
A Mombasa court today sentenced a middle-aged Tanzanian woman to 45 years in prison for trafficking heroin worth Ksh 16,167,000.

Principal Magistrate Hon. Martin Rabera found Maimuna Jumanne Amir guilty of drug trafficking of 5,389 grams of heroin concealed in a black travel bag.

The accused was fined Ksh 48,501,000 (three times the value of the drugs in her possession),
in default, serve 10 years in prison for the offence of trafficking in narcotic drugs, contrary to Section 4(a) of the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances (Control) Act No. 4 of 1994. She was also sentenced to 35 years in prison.

The accused committed the offence jointly with others not before court, on 14th March, 2021 at Moi International Airport in Changamwe Sub-county within Mombasa County.

In his judgement, Hon. Rabera ruled that the prosecution, led by Prosecution Counsel Barbara Sombo, proved its case to the standard provided under the law.

The court indicated that 16 prosecution witnesses gave collaborative evidence against the accused, placing her at the scene of the crime.

The court also ruled that the accused failed to exonerate herself of the charges against her, leaving the court with no choice but to convict and sentence her in accordance with the law.
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