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Three Seychellois sentenced for drug related offences | 05 February 2020

Three Seychellois sentenced for drug related offences

The Supreme Court has sentenced three Seychellois – two women and one man – for drug related offences.

They are Elizabeth Telma Cecile, a 43-year-old owner of a retail business and her brother David Cecile, a 35-year-old taksi pirat driver, both residents of La Gogue, together with Linda Marie, a 49-year-old general helper working at St Elizabeth Convent and residing in the Bel Air district.

Elizabeth has been sentenced to a term of nine years imprisonment on each of the following counts: conspiracy to commit the offence of importation of a controlled drug and importation of a controlled drug.

David has been sentenced to a term of five years imprisonment for conspiracy to commit the offence of importation of a controlled drug.

Linda has been sentenced to a term of 4 years imprisonment on each of the following counts: conspiracy to commit the offence of importation of a controlled drug and importation of a controlled drug.

Their terms in prison are to run concurrently and the time they have spent on remand are to count towards their sentence.

They have been on remand since March 8, 2018.

They were all arrested on February 22, 2018 by officers of the Anti-Narcotics Bureau (ANB) of the Seychelles Police Force after 201.1 grammes of heroin (containing 126.5 grammes of pure heroin) were found in the possession of Linda Marie after she landed at the Seychelles International Airport from South Africa on board an Air Seychelles flight on the same day of her arrest.

 

ANB communiqué

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