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  World   Americas  17 Mar 2018  Indian man gets 33 months jail for smuggling drugs to US

Indian man gets 33 months jail for smuggling drugs to US

PTI
Published : Mar 17, 2018, 3:31 pm IST
Updated : Mar 17, 2018, 3:33 pm IST

Ramesh Buchirajam Akkela aka Ramesh Bhai, 44, of Mumbai was arrested in Panama earlier this year and extradited to the US on Thursday.

Senior judge Donetta W Ambrose sentenced Ramesh for the 33-month jail term on Friday after his conviction of mail fraud and money laundering, a court statement said. (Photo: Representational | File)
 Senior judge Donetta W Ambrose sentenced Ramesh for the 33-month jail term on Friday after his conviction of mail fraud and money laundering, a court statement said. (Photo: Representational | File)

WashingtonAn Indian man has been sentenced to 2 years 9 months of imprisonment for money laundering and smuggling misbranded drugs from India into the US.

Ramesh Buchirajam Akkela aka Ramesh Bhai, 44, of Mumbai was arrested in Panama earlier this year and extradited to the US on Thursday.

 

Senior judge Donetta W Ambrose sentenced Ramesh for the 33-month jail term on Friday after his conviction of mail fraud and money laundering, a court statement said.

According to information presented in the court, Ramesh shipped misbranded drugs from India to re-shippers in the US for distribution - without prescription - to American consumers.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S Desai prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

Ramesh operated an online website that offered prescription drugs, without a prescription, to American consumers. He was indicted on two counts of money laundering, 10 counts of mail fraud, a report said.

 

Tags: imprisonment, money laundering, smuggling, drugs, crime
Location: United States, District of Columbia, Washington