MOSCOW, June 14 (RAPSI) – A court in St. Petersburg has sentenced local resident Natalya Solovyeva to 13 years behind bars for smuggling drugs and attempt to illegally sell them, according to the statement published on the website of the city prosecutor’s office.

According to investigators, Solovyeva and other persons, whose cases are considered separately, organized trafficking of cocaine from Columbia for the further sale of drugs in Russia.

She also attempted to sell 2kg of cocaine along with her accomplices but failed as she was arrested, the statement reads.

The sentence has not become effective yet. She has a right to appeal it.