Drug traffickers released - court forgot to say the magic word

CFA123

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Court forgot to say the magic word...

Three convicted drug traffickers were released because official court transcript said they were sentenced to '10'... not specifying 'months' or 'years'.

The decision to release them was based on 'the court needing to favor the defendents' in interpreting the intent of the original sentence. The three had served 22 months.

There's reported to be no real doubt the original sentence was for 10 years and a 50,000 peso fine.

Juez? libera narcos porque sentencia obvi? a?os - Hoy Digital