Braga drug-dealer handed suspended sentence gets sent to jail by appeal court

Manuel Joaquim, 49, started a four-and-a-half year sentence for drug dealing this week after being handed a suspended sentence three years ago.

In that time, he has quit his former habit and found a stable job. “I thought I was being given an opportunity.

I am a different man,” Joaquim told the Braga court – but it decided nonetheless to uphold the appeal lodged by the Public Ministry.