Swedish National Deported from Colombia, Convicted for Drug Trafficking in Sweden

first_imgBy Dialogo March 13, 2013 Jonas Sture Oredsson, a Swedish national who was expelled by the Colombian authorities from Colombia in December 2010, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for drug trafficking by the Swedish justice system. The Scandinavian country’s legal authorities considered that 40-year-old Oredsson was leading a group responsible for smuggling over a ton of cocaine that was seized by the French authorities off the coast of Martinica. The court sentenced Mauritz Andersson, the only person aboard the boat where the cocaine was seized in 2010, to 14 years of prison given the “exceptionally large scale” of the crime. Two other men were also tried for a failed attempt to smuggle 700 kilos from Colombia to Sweden, a 30-year-old who was sentenced to eight years and a 33-year-old who got one year in prison. In December 2010, the Colombian Intelligence and Immigration Service announced the deportation of Oredsson, “since he was wanted for drug trafficking by the authorities in Sweden, where he is considered the leader of an organization that smuggles huge amounts of cocaine from South America to Europe.”last_img



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