Just one person was handed the minimum 10-year sentence for possessing €13k of drugs last year

ONLY ONE PERSON convicted of possession of drugs with a value of more than €13,000 received a prison sentence of more than 10 years, newly released figures have shown. 

Under current laws, anyone caught with over €13k of drugs is subject to stricter punishments under Section 15A of the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Where the market value of the drugs is €13,000 or more, the person convicted is liable for a minimum sentence of 10 years.

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Source: thejournal.ie, December 2019. Accessed on December 10th 2019