Via BBC News
A pregnant Briton jailed for smuggling heroin in Laos has been handed to UK Ministry of Justice officials, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said.
The transfer took place in Vientiane, capital of Laos. Samantha Orobator will now return to the UK to give birth and serve out her life sentence in Britain.
Orobator, 20, from Peckham, south London, was caught with 1.5lb (680g) of heroin in August last year.
She avoided Laos’s mandatory death penalty because of her pregnancy.
Foreign Office Minister, Chris Bryant, said it was “excellent news” but also emphasised the FCO did not condone crimes involving illegal drugs.
I knew this idiot would be back on British soil before the end of the year.
She will probably serve a maximum of 2 years in Holloway.
I wish her child the best of luck. He/she is going to need it!
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