Dutch woman released from Dominican jail

2nd August 2011, Comments 0 comments

Mandy Pijnenburg has been released from a jail in the Dominican Republic and is on her way home to the Netherlands.

In July 2006, the 23-year-old from the southern town of Tilburg was arrested with more than kilos of cocaine in her suitcase.

She was initially sentenced to ten years, but her sentence was halved when it became clear that she had been forced to smuggle the drugs by a group of so-called ‘lover boys’, some of whom have since been convicted for their involvement in the drug transport.

Mandy, who was released on 24 July, will be reunited with her parents at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on Tuesday.

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