Friday, May 23, 2008

A Mexican woman has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years after 20lb of cocaine was discovered strapped to two children at Heathrow Airport

Elisa Vazquez Sanchez, 40, was convicted of smuggling. The drugs were found attached to the legs of a boy of 13 and an 11-year-old girl. The judge at Isleworth Crown Court said Sanchez "should be ashamed of herself" and recommended that she was deported after serving her sentence. Sanchez and the youngsters were stopped at Heathrow's Terminal 4 after they arrived in England on a British Airways flight from Mexico. The children are now in the care of social services.

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