Nayele was sentenced on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at The Crown Court at Isle worth in the United Kingdom.
The 32-year-old lady had pleaded guilty on her first appearance in court on November 27, 2014 but reports were rife she had decided to vacate that plea.
But in court on Tuesday, Nayele’s insistence on her complicity in trafficking the illegal drugs from Ghana is said to have extenuated her jail term from a possible 13 years to 8 years and 8 months.
She is said to have declined to give details about her travel but it came out that she would have proceeded to the Caribbean city of Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, after staying in the UK for two days.
She had 1 kilo of the substance in her hand luggage and the extra 11 kilos in her other bags. The cocaine after testing had a purity of 78% (quite high) with a street value of £1.9 million. Ms. Ametefe is said to have had in her possession $23,000 and £6,000 cash when she was arrested.
The amount found on her was believed to be her pre-payment for carrying the consignment. During her questioning, Nayele revealed that she was in London to shop and also for medical treatment.
She will qualify for parole after serving at least half of her term in London, TV3 can confirm.
The mother of three may head to Austria after she serves her term for fear of her life in Ghana, TV3 gathers. She was born to a Ghanaian mother and an Austrian father.
The prosecution also indicated that Nayele Ametefe had been traveling with high profile Ghanaian officials in the recent past and had been trafficking illegal drugs as far back as 2004.