Man who acted as “drug mule” to bring drugs to Norfolk faces deportation
A man, who acted as a 'drugs mule' bringing around £5000 to £6000 worth of cocaine into Norfolk, has been given 12 months custody and also faces deportation.
Erold Korra, 20, was stopped in a taxi on the A11, at Attleborough, and was found to have the cocaine and £670 in cash, which he had bought from London, Norwich Crown Court heard.
Martin Ivory, prosecuting, said the street value of the cocaine seized was between £4820 to £6000.
Korra, of no fixed address, who had the help of an Albanian interpreter in court, admitted possession of Class A drugs, with intent to supply.
Andrew Oliver, for Korra, said that he had only been in the UK about two weeks and could not get work, so he agreed to act as a courier.
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'He acted as a mule or courier simply transporting the drugs from one part of the country to another.'
He said that Korra was in debt to the people who helped him come to the UK.
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Mr Oliver said Korra would be deported after he completed any sentence.
'He is going to find himself in a difficult position.'
Recorder John Akast imposed a 12 month sentence in a young offender's institution on Korra and said: 'Having been in the UK for a very short period of time, you managed to get in contact with people who were willing to trust you with a significant amount of cocaine.'