Three more South Africans arrested for drug trafficking

2011-12-28 07:17

Three South African women have been arrested for drug trafficking in the past week, according to reports.

New Age newspaper reported in today’s issue that a young woman was arrested at Harare International Airport having come in on a flight from India, with 2kg of cocaine.

She is due to appear in court in the Zimbabwe capital tomorrow.

She left Johannesburg for India on December 15, exactly two days after South African Nobanda Nolubabalo was arrested in Thailand when police discovered 1.5kg of cocaine in her fake dreadlocks.

New Age reported that the woman arrested in Harare had four passports in her possession and that her friends spoke of her working as a mule for a South African drug lord who recruits mules in the Johannesburg suburbs of Rosettenville and Turffontein.

“The woman controlling the business is a South African who recruits the girls and rents passports from Zimbabweans who are desperate for cash,” the paper quoted a friend of the arrested woman saying.

In neighbouring Mozambique, police arrested a South African woman for carrying drugs when she entered the country at Maputo International Airport on Christmas Eve, the news agency AIM reported on Tuesday.

Promise Mpala (26) had travelled from Addis Ababa on an Ethiopian Airways flight.

She was carrying an unspecified amount of drugs in one of her bags, according to the report.

The drug was detected by the scanner through which all items of luggage of arriving passengers must pass. It had not yet been established exactly what type of drug Mpala was carrying.

Agence France-Presse reported that a 38-year-old South African woman was arrested for drug trafficking in Nigeria last week.

Nene Fikile Happy-girl, and a Nigerian, Onyemaechi Remigus Chibuzor (29), were arrested last week at the Lagos international airport as they tried to board an Emirate flight to Malaysia.

They were found in possession of methamphetamine, Nigeria’s anti-drug agency said.

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