Don’t mess with the Queen of England!
When the Ghanaian-Austrian cocaine woman-Nayele ‘Ruby’ Ametefeh was arrested at Heathrow Airport late 2014 for attempting to smuggle about 12kg of cocaine with a street value of £1.9 million into the UK, she had on her $23,000 and £6,000 cash—yeah, the girl was loaded with drugs and money.
On 6th January, 2o15, Nayele Ametefeh was sentenced to 8 years and 8 months in prison at the Isleworth Crown Court in Middlesex, London. And last week, the fate of her cash was determined; the Queen of Englad-Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs has seized all the money.
Per the prerogative of UK’s Security Agencies, the cash was handed over to the HMRC—and according to Nayele Ametefeh’s lawyer-James Scobie, QC, “there was no need for the hearing, once the HMRC had decided to seize and keep the cash,” reports Daily Graphic.
Of course, what did we expect? The UK won’t keep the cash in the bank and accumulate interest for her—and then hand it over to her when she returns from prison. In fact, she is currently being freely fed and housed, so that pays for the prison bills.
Interestingly, during Nayele Ametefe’s trial, her lawyer was reported to have told the Court that Nayele Ametefe was poor and circumstances pushed her into reluctantly becoming a drug trafficker—with all that cash on her?
People are just greedy and nothing else…
Back home in Ghana, all the 6 individuals who were arrested and accused of having aided Nayele Ametefeh to transport the 12kg of cocaine to the United Kingdom last year including Alhaji Dawood Mohammed have been FREED.