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Supreme Court Increases Pandering Sentence

By Iceland Review

On Thursday, The Supreme Court of Iceland increased Catalina Mikue Ncogo’s prison sentence from two and a half years, as ruled by the Reykjanes District Court, to three and a half years. Ncogo was found guilty of pandering and drug violations.

The Supreme Court of Iceland. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

Reykjanes District Court ruled that Ncogo had organized the smuggling of around 400 grams of cocaine and had others carry it into the country. While found guilty of pandering, she was acquitted of charges for human trafficking and the Supreme Court saw no reason to change that verdict, mbl.is reports.

However, the Supreme Court concluded there was sufficient proof to show that Ncogo had profited from the prostitution of three other women and arranged for a number of men to have intercourse or other sexual relations with them in exchange for payment.

Ncogo also rented housing for these activities and took pictures of the women to advertise them as prostitutes.

When increasing the sentence, the Supreme Court reasoned Ncogo had been involved in extensive pandering for a long time, that she had organized the smuggling of dangerous substances and that she had been determined to break the law.

Shortly after Reykjanes District Court made its verdict in this case in early December last year, Ncogo was arrested again, also on suspicion of human trafficking and extensive pandering. She has been in custody since and a ruling has yet to be announced. Some of her customers are also facing charges.

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