UK man gets 15 years in US prison for smuggling North Korean drugs

By REUTERS
June 4, 2016 01:15

 
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NEW YORK - A British citizen who worked for a Philippines-based global criminal organization was sentenced on Friday to over 15 years in a U.S. prison for conspiring to import 100 kilograms of North Korean methamphetamine into the United States.

Scott Stammers, 47, was sentenced by US District Judge Andrew Carter in Manhattan. He was one of five defendants who pleaded guilty last year in a case stemming from a US Drug Enforcement Administration sting operation.

His case is one of several prosecutions to flow out of the 2012 arrest in Liberia of Paul Le Roux, the head of a multinational drug and weapons trafficking enterprise who turned into a top government informant.

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