SA drug mule 'recruited by ex'

2012-08-30 08:07
Donja Preston (Volksblad)

Donja Preston (Volksblad)

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Bloemfontein - Friends of South African drug mule Donja Preston, 22, say she was recruited as a drug mule by her ex-boyfriend and the father of her baby, 1.

Volksblad reported that Preston, 22, and another South African, Riaan Stephens, 20, were arrested at an Indonesian airport with 6kg of crystal meth and could get the death penalty.

Preston was allegedly pulled into the murky drug world by her unemployed ex-boyfriend and his wealthy brother who were both allegedly involved with Nigerian drug gangs.

The 29-year-old father of Preston’s child was apparently a drug addict who had stolen from his own friends and family while his brother was friendly with a Nigerian drug syndicate and did recruitment for them.

“He is a real Nigerian drug buddy. He likes everything that is luxurious. He drives a blue BMW and dresses to the nines,” a friend of Preston’s said.

The wealthy brother had organised Donja’s passport and flight ticket to Indonesia.

But the man, who was not identified, denied the allegations. He said his brother was not a drug addict and loved Preston.

Preston’s mother, Margaret, said she received SMSes from her daughter, saying she was fine.

“Today [Wednesday] she said I should sleep well,” said the distraught mom.

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