Briton jailed 15 years in US over N.Korea drugs

3rd June 2016, Comments 0 comments

A British man was sentenced to 15 years in a US prison on Friday for conspiring to import 100 kilos (220 pounds) of North Korean methamphetamines into the United States.

Scott Stammers was one of five defendants arrested in Thailand in September 2013 on suspicion of preparing to ship the drugs by boat.

He pleaded guilty to conspiracy in August 2015 and was sentenced in New York on Friday by US Federal Judge Andrew Carter to 181 months in prison, following which he will be deported.

US prosecutors had sought a sentence of up to 30 years, but the judge cited mitigating factors that included the fact that Stammers has two children and was held in harsh conditions in Thailand before being extradited to America.

© 2016 AFP

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