Leader of “gang” of drug trafficking in Porto sentenced to 14 years

The Supreme Court of Justice (STJ) has sentenced to 14 years of prison for the leader of a “gang” that was dedicated to the drug trafficking in the city of Oporto.

In a note published on Thursday 11th May , the Oporto District Attorney General’s Office states that the Constitutional Court did not grant an appeal filed by the defendant, so that the sentence imposed by the STJ is maintained.

In the first instance, the defendant had been sentenced to 10 years for an aggravated drug trafficking crime and two crimes of active corruption.

The Court of Appeal upheld the sentence for 16 years in prison and the STJ eventually fixed it at 14.

In the same case, the defendant’s son was sentenced to six and a half years in prison.

The events occurred between March and November of 2012 and relate to the activity of drug trafficking in Oporto, especially in the Sé District.

 


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