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Sadiki sentence confirmed

CONVICTED drug smuggler and the reputed head of the drug mafia in Slovakia Baki Sadiki has had his sentence of 22 years in a maximum security prison confirmed after the regional court in Prešov rejected his appeal against an original verdict passed in June, the SITA newswire reported.

CONVICTED drug smuggler and the reputed head of the drug mafia in Slovakia Baki Sadiki has had his sentence of 22 years in a maximum security prison confirmed after the regional court in Prešov rejected his appeal against an original verdict passed in June, the SITA newswire reported.

Sadiki, who is currently on the run, was convicted of leading a group that controlled the smuggling of drugs, especially heroin, through Slovakia between 2007 and 2008. Police believe that they transported about 120 kilograms of the drug from Turkey in at least six consignments. The amounts involved would have been enough to make more than 336,000 doses worth an estimated €3.35 million.

The court senate also confirmed the sentences for Sadiki’s accomplices Juraj J. and Ján C., who will spend 15 years in a medium-security prison.


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