Canadian gets eight years for smuggling cocaine

A Canadian man, identified by the last name of Hamilton, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for drug trafficking.

The Poder Judicial said that the case was heard in the Tribunal Penal de Liberia. Hamilton, 35, was accused of trying to smuggle cocaine onto a Canadian bound flight at Daniel Oduber airport by hiding the drugs in two cans of refried beans.

He was detained Jan. 11 at the airport. The Poder Judicial said that the cocaine amounted to about 400 grams or about .88 of a pound.

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