Colombian national Jose Pena was found guilty of conspiring to traffic drugs and he was jailed for 18 years and fined €20,000 on Friday.
Jose Pena together with Domingo Navas was charged with conspiring to traffic 1.5 kilogramme of drugs which were valued at €133,000, in 2006. Mr Navas was found not guilty.
The men had been arrested after Enrique Martinez Burgoa, a 43-year-old Mexican drug mule, was caught with the drugs at the airport, he then turned police informant.
He was made to phone his contacts asking them to “pick up the drugs”. The accused were arrested after they went to Mr Burgoa’s hotel room even if he had not given them any directions.
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