Drug smugglers lose appeal


Attorneys Z.Khurelsukh and J.Purevlkham have revealed that they have lost the appeal they launched on behalf of two people who were convicted in January this year for attempting to smuggle drugs into Mongolia.

Earlier this year, the Khan Uul District Court sentenced Philippines woman, Teresi Bendo, and Mongolian citizen, E.Altantuya, to 18 years imprisonment in a maximum security prison. This followed a trial on January 7 in which both were found guilty.

Teresi Bendo was arrested by customs officers at 10 pm at Chinggis Khan International Airport on May 14, 2012, while attempting to transfer 5.45 kilograms of drugs to E.Altantuya. She had transported the drugs into the country on a Korean Airlines flight from Seoul. The Ulaanbaatar City Prosecutor’s office then issued an indictment for the two for intentionally attempting to smuggle drugs into Mongolia for the purpose of sale.


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