News : The athlete Madiea Ghafoor, sentenced to eight and a half years in jail


News :

The athlete Madiea Ghafoor, sentenced to eight and a half years in jail


Ghafoor, in a file / EFE image
Ghafoor, in a file / EFE image

The sentence that the Dutch-born Pakistani athlete Madiea Ghafoor, who was arrested last June at the border between the Netherlands and Germany with 50 ‘kilos’ of ecstasy and two of glass in her vehicle, was still to be known. The athlete was heading to her workouts in Düsseldorf when the agents stopped her to do an inspection of her car. A real ‘armed’ drug whose market value was estimated at about 2.3 million euros.

Junior European bronze in 2011

Ghafoor pleaded not guilty at the time and said he thought he had doping substances, not that arsenal of drugs. Further, the Dutch, who won bronze in the Junior European of 2011 and that he disputed the 4 × 400 relay at the Rio de Janeiro Games, he refused to confess the name of who had supplied the merchandise for fear that it could affect his family and relatives.

Well, Madiea has been sentenced to eight and a half years in jail, no doubt a harsh penalty that she must fulfill and that, obviously, will cause its withdrawal we understand that definitive of the tracks. “With the ruling of the German court, the Athletics Union rejects Ghafoor's actions. The Athletics Union condemns any use or trade of doping or drugs and is fully committed to the Dutch doping law, ”said the Dutch Athletics Federation.

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