Frankfurt / Main (dpa / lhe) - Because they had accompanied a transport of almost five kilograms of cocaine from Brazil to the Czech Republic, two drug couriers in Frankfurt have been sentenced to prison. The 36-year-old woman received a sentence of two years and ten months from the district court on Friday, the 42-year-old man four years. They had pretended to be a married couple on the plane so as not to attract attention.
Upon arrival at Frankfurt Airport, the drug was secured in a double bottom of a suitcase. The accused, who confessed, cited financial difficulties and debts to the clients as a background. The woman also gave the name and address of the drug dealer and was therefore given a penalty discount. The verdict is not yet legally binding.