Woman in prison for dating
She moved to Canada to live with her mom when she was 10, settling into school in Penticton, B. Rodriguez returned to Colombia when she was 14 to visit her father for a scheduled one-month trip that turned into a nearly two-year stay in the South American country as her parents fought over her custody.
At the tiny private school she attended in Bogota, Rodriguez was a social teenager who was close friends with a girl named Monica.
She figured she’d sneak a peek at what Murillo had sent his sister, and then perfectly rewrap and tape up the brown paper, without anyone knowing except her sister and young niece, who was also in the room.
Confusion spread across Rodriguez’s face as she opened the package.
There, he found that in 99.9 per cent of cases, the person behind bars was guilty as charged. Rodriguez insisted she was innocent the moment she was arrested and had maintained the same story to this day, nearly four years later.She immediately noticed white powder on a black garbage bag that lined the parcel. After a few heavy knocks on the unlocked door, more than a dozen police officers stormed into the home where the sisters were talking and Rodriguez’s seven-year-old niece was dancing and playing with the package’s wrapping.Inside the bag were several small plastic bags full of more white stuff. The sisters were immediately arrested and placed in separate police cars.She sat in the back of the vehicle shocked and trying to process what had just happened.Rodriguez was charged with importing 12 kilograms of cocaine, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of marijuana (after a small quantity of the drug was found in a pocket of a jacket that belonged to her). Mark Anderson would later tell the Fort Mc Murray Today newspaper it was the largest cocaine seizure in the town’s history.
Talero spent more than an hour at the prison talking with the Colombian-born woman convicted of importing cocaine hidden in candles.