SA officials visit woman held in India

2013-05-20 20:02

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Johannesburg - South African consular officials on Monday visited a South African woman held in Mumbai, India, for alleged drug trafficking, a government official said.

International relations spokesperson Nelson Kgwete said the woman was confirmed to be a South African citizen.

"Her next-of-kin has also been informed of the arrest. She did not give permission for any further information to be shared with the media."

The woman was arrested when drugs were allegedly found in her luggage at a Mumbai airport.

"She was on her way to South Africa via Addis Ababa, flying on an Ethiopia Airlines plane," Kgwete said.

He said further details would emerge when the woman appeared in court.

She was reportedly carrying 26kg of drugs, including cocaine, methamphetamine, and ketamine, concealed in a false compartment in her luggage.

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