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Written Answers. - Imprisonment Overseas.

Tuesday, 26 November 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 1

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 222. Mr. F. McGrath Information on Finian McGrath Zoom on Finian McGrath  asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs Information on Brian Cowen Zoom on Brian Cowen  if there is a person (details supplied) in prison anywhere in South America and particularly in Colombia; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23677/02]

Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Cowen): Information on Brian Cowen Zoom on Brian Cowen The individual concerned was convicted of a drug-related offence in Peru in October 2002 and was sentenced to two years and four months imprisonment. The consular division of my Department, the Irish Embassy in Mexico and the Honorary Consul in Lima have provided and will continue to provide all possible consular assistance in this case. My Department will continue to monitor this case closely.


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