South African held in Moz for drug trafficking
Johannesburg - Mozambican police arrested a South African woman for carrying drugs when she entered the country at Maputo International Airport on Christmas Eve, the news agency AIM reported on Tuesday.
Promise Mpala, 26, had travelled from Addis Ababa on an Ethiopian Airways flight. She was carrying an unspecified amount of drugs in one of her bags, according to the report.
The drug was detected by the scanner through which all items of luggage of arriving passengers must pass. It had not yet been established exactly what type of drug Mpala was carrying.
Meanwhile, Agence France-Presse reported that a 38-year-old South African woman was arrested for drug trafficking in Nigeria last week.
Nene Fikile Happy-girl, and a Nigerian, Onyemaechi Remigus Chibuzor, 29, were arrested last week at the Lagos international airport as they tried to board an Emirates flight to Malaysia.
They were found in possession of methamphetamine, Nigeria's anti-drug agency said.