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76-year-old drugs smuggler did it to keep active

HOW do you keep active in your dotage? To Germany, where a 76-year-old grandmother tells the court she imported a tonne of cannabis from Holland to keep active.

A Düsseldorf judge has sent her to prison for two-and-half years for smuggling the drugs over a five-year period.

She says her career began in 2006. Her car broken down near Venlo. Two men stopped to help. They asked her to deliver a few washing powder containers to Germany. Soon she was earning €700 a trip.

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Posted: 25th, August 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment