I'd rather remain in prison - SA drug mule

2013-11-14 17:04
Marie and Swannie Swanepoel show a photo of their daughter, Tessa Beetge. (Candyce Krishna, The Witness)

Marie and Swannie Swanepoel show a photo of their daughter, Tessa Beetge. (Candyce Krishna, The Witness)

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Durban – Convicted drug smuggler, Tessa Beetge, who reportedly might get parole, said she would rather remain behind bars in the Brazilian prison.

According to the Daily News Beetge is expected to serve the remaining three years of her eight-year sentence on parole.

Beetge reportedly told special producer Frank Ferro, for SABC’s Special Assignment, that she would rather serve out her remaining sentence in prison than on the streets of Brazil.

Ferro said she was concerned about being without money, friends and family in the South American country.

Beetge was arrested in 2008, after she was found with 10.2kg of cocaine in her luggage at Sao Paulo's Guarulhos International Airport in 2008.

During a special interview with Ferro, Beetge said she has forgiven Sheryl Cwele and her co-accused, Nigerian Frank Nabolisa, for introducing her to a life of crime as a drug mule.

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