12 years jail for Pastor who smuggled drugs

An evangelical Christian pastor from NZ, Bernadine Prince, will  serve at least six years of a 12-year sentence after being found guilty of importing $2 million worth of drugs

Smuggling the drugs was out of character, Justice Barr said, for a woman who had spent many years working in the church, ministering first to young people in New Zealand before migrating to Australia and organising food parcels for the needy in western Sydney.

The pastor who ordained her in NZ found that the youth she worked with “would likely have finished up as life dropouts. Instead, I saw many of these young people grow into stronger, hard-working, useful students and citizens with a deep faith in God which gave them the motivation to change their lives”. Continue reading

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