A British couple have been jailed for eight years for drug smuggling on a cross continental cruise ship.
BBC News reported a British couple in their 70s have been jailed by a Portuguese court, after being caught last year attempting to smuggle a large amount of cocaine.
To be precise, the pair were snagged in possession of nine kilograms of cocaine, with a reported street value of £1m (around $1.8 million).
The pair were travelling on the Marco Polo from the Caribbean to Europe when, upon entering Lisbon, their cabin was raided. The drugs were found in the lining of the couple’s four suitcases.
In court, the pair claimed they had been “duped” and given empty suitcases in St Lucia to bring to the UK for a friend, but Judge Margarida Alves dismissed the couple’s story, according to BBC News.
Upon sentencing the pair to eight years imprisonment, the judge said she was determined not to let Portugal become a gateway to Europe for drugs.