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Nothing ruins a vacation like being arrested for smuggling drugs.
An older British couple have been accused of drug trafficking and is facing up to 12 years in prison if convicted. It is true that there is a mysterious businessman, cheated on them, but the authorities do not have to buy it.
The couple were reportedly arrested in at nine kilos (20 pounds) of cocaine was found concealed in the travelling of the cases in the cabin.
Roger and Sue Clark were arrested in December of last year, The Sun reports. The authorities reportedly discovered nine kilograms (20 pounds) of cocaine hidden in four trips cases in the cabin on a cruise ship is in the vicinity of Lisbon, Portugal.
The couple, however, is that they were not aware of the drugs. According to them, is a Jamaican businessman named Lee to be paid for their cruises, and just asked them to pick up “empty” instances of an agent. She also claimed that Lee asked them to buy exotic fruit in front of him.
The couple had already been convicted and sentenced at the end of 2010, the trade in cannabis resin is the near of the Netherlands.
In the present case, the authorities believe that the couple had made contact with the drug-trafficking organizations, multiple times from 2017 to 2018.
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According to the authorities, Roger, 72, and Sue, danielle, 71, have been living off of about $1,106 a month, but one way or another to be able to afford to spend $22,500 on a luxury cruise, over a period of two years. In a diary kept by the couple, it turned out that she had traveled to Brazil, Cuba and the Dominican republic.
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The couple is scheduled to appear in court in Lisbon on Tuesday where they are expected to deny the charges. The couple has reportedly been in custody since their arrest in December. If found guilty, they could face up to 12 years in prison.