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Mum jailed for helping son on drug charges flee country




A Queensland mother will spend at least two years behind bars after she helped her son flee a pending drug trial by purchasing a yacht for him and telling the court he had taken his own life.

The 67-year-old Mackay woman was found guilty of giving false testimony and of attempting to pervert the course of justice and has been sentenced to four years in jail, with a non-parole period of two years.

An Australian Federal Police investigation found the woman “deliberately misled judicial proceedings” after her son failed to face court for…

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