OM demands more than 3 years in prison for grandmother (76) with 5 kilos of cocaine at Schiphol

OM demands more than 3 years in prison for grandmother (76) with 5 kilos of cocaine at Schiphol

On Thursday, the Public Prosecution Service demanded 40 months in prison before the court in Haarlem against 76-year-old Irene B., who was arrested at Schiphol on 15 February 2022 for cocaine smuggling from Suriname. It was not the first time that the grandmother was arrested for drug smuggling. That writes Het Financieele Dagblad.

At the beginning of this year, a total of five kilos of cocaine had been taped to B.’s body. The street value of the lot is several hundred thousand euros. The Surinamese woman who lives in Vlaardingen had been arrested three times before at Schiphol with kilos of cocaine: in bags or stuck on her body. She has also been arrested for similar drug offenses in Germany and France.

From 2009, the grandmother who once worked as a toilet attendant in a disco, was sentenced to a total of 11 years in prison for cocaine smuggling. She was two-thirds of that.

Irene B. was known to customs as a notorious smuggler, so her mission was almost hopeless. Also because Suriname is a so-called 100% country where all travelers who board at Zanderij Airport near Paramaribo are screened extra well for drugs. With scanners and drug dogs.

B. stated in court on Thursday that she did not do it voluntarily, but that she does not want to say who forced her. She would receive 4,000 euros for the smuggling. According to B., it was for her daughter who needs a pacemaker. Or for her house in Suriname.

The prosecutor is demanding 40 months in prison. The verdict is on June 2.

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