Nose, Ears Not Legal Tender, Judge Rules

Associated Press

A federal judge has rejected a convicted drug trafficker’s proposal to cut off his nose, fingers and ears as punishment rather than sentence him to prison.

“Mutilation is not an acceptable sentence in this country,” U.S. District Judge Prentice H. Marshall told Haji Yameen on Wednesday.

Marshall ordered Yameen to serve six years for his conviction on charges of smuggling heroin into the country.