11 convicted of manufacturing drugs, handed jail terms, fines

on Monday,Jordan’s State Security Court convicted 11 people for setting up a narcotics laboratory, December 20, 2021. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN —The State Security Court Monday found 11 people, including foreign nationals and local companies, guilty of setting up a narcotics laboratory on Jordanian soil. According to the Jordan News Agency, Petra, they were handed 30-year prison terms with temporary hard labor and JD30,000 against six of the convicts.اضافة اعلان

The court held a public hearing to announce the verdict, which included the conviction of the main defendant in the case — who established the facility and used all methods to manufacture drugs from 2009 up till his arrest in 2018 — and five accomplices.

The rest of the convicts received jail terms of 5–15 years with temporary hard labor, along with two local companies, but the court dropped the common right lawsuit against one of the accused, who died during the course of the trial, and commuted the penalty of one of the convicts who had complete paralysis.

The Military Public Prosecution has demanded the maximum penalty stipulated in the law against the convicts "due to the seriousness of this organized crime, which targeted Jordanian society, to achieve deterrence."

The court ordered the confiscation of the narcotic drugs, chemical precursors, their components and accessories, machinery, tools, equipment, devices, mixers, vehicles, means of transportation, and the cash seized. It also ordered the precautionary seizure of the movable and immovable assets of the convicts.

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