Two 16-year-olds were found guilty today of attempting to sneak $600,000 of cocaine from Ghana to Britain, the Times reports. The conviction could mean up to three years in a Ghanaian juvenile detention center for the British girls, who claimed they had been set up when they were arrested with the drugs hidden in computer bags at an airport in Accra.
In a four-month trial, the North London teens were charged with drug possession and attempted smuggling of over 13 pounds of cocaine into the country. Narcotics officers say the girls were probably offered $600,000 in London to collect the drugs in Ghana; about 60 such mules are thought to travel that route each week. They will be sentenced on December 5.