SA drug mule Tessa Beetge freed in Brazil

2014-02-18 07:23
Marie and Swannie Swanepoel show a photo of their daughter Tessa Beetga. (The Witness)

Marie and Swannie Swanepoel show a photo of their daughter Tessa Beetga. (The Witness)

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Cape Town - South African drug mule Tessa Beetge has been released from a Brazilian jail after five and a half years behind bars, reports said on Tuesday.

The department of international relations and co-operation confirmed Beetge's release to her father, Swannie Swanepoel, SABC News reported.

Beetge, from KwaZulu-Natal, was linked to convicted drug dealer Sheryl Cwele, who is serving a 12-year jail term at the Westville Prison.

Beetge was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment after she was caught with 10 kilograms of cocaine in her luggage at Sao Paulo Airport in 2008.  

Swanepoel says that he cannot wait to see his daughter.

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