SA drug mule facing death penalty

2012-08-29 08:03
Donja Preston (Volksblad)

Donja Preston (Volksblad)

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Bloemfontein - A young Kroonstad woman is facing the death penalty in Indonesia after she was caught with 6kg of crystal meth or tik at the international airport in Manado.

Volksblad reported that Donja Preston, 22, had presumably become mixed up with a Nigerian drug gang who had recruited her as a drug mule.

There had been attempts in SA to prevent her from leaving for Indonesia and the police had even been involved in trying to dissuade her from going on the drug run.

Preston is the mother of a 1-year-old baby who is being looked after by the young woman’s mother, Margaret.

“My child must just come home. Once she is home, I promise you she will never again go anywhere. She must just first come home,” said the woman’s mother.    

A friend said he couldn’t believe what had happened to Preston.

“Donja is a good, clever, educated girl. She had a permanent job until recently. I can’t believe that this happened to her.”

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