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Spanish cocaine ring case to go to Supreme Court

One of four Spanish nationals accused of smuggling cocaine will have her case handed up to the Supreme Court.
One of four Spanish nationals accused of smuggling cocaine will have her case handed up to the Supreme Court. Mike Knott

ONE of four Spanish nationals accused of smuggling 300kg of cocaine in through the Bundaberg Port will have her case handed up to the Supreme Court in the new year.

Julia Maria Boada Fernandez, 37, is facing one charge of importing commercial quantities of a border-controlled drug - a charge that attracts a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

Boada Fernandez's matter was mentioned in the Commonwealth Court yesterday, and has been set down for a committal hand-up on January 8.

The Spaniard has spent almost one year in custody since being arrested on November 11 last year.

Magistrate Zac Sarra ordered the defence to file its submissions by December 14, and for the prosecution to file its response by December 21.

Mr Sarra also set down her co-defendants, Jose Herrero-Calvo, 38, and Miguel Angel Sanchez Barrocal, 39, for further mention the same day.

A fourth Spaniard, Ivan Maria Ramos Valea, has already been committed to stand trial in the Supreme Court.

Topics:  bundaberg port, bundaberg supreme court, cocaine, drug smuggling




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