Uganda cocaine death - SA woman a suspect
Kampala - Police in Uganda say they are poised to arrest a South African woman who survived after ingesting the contaminated cocaine that killed a US freelance television producer for the show Amazing Race.
Police spokesperson Asuman Mugyenyi said on Monday that Kathryne Fuller, who is still in the hospital, is being treated as a witness and suspect.
Producer Jeff Rice was found dead on February 18 on the balcony of the hotel room he shared with Fuller. Fuller was found unconscious on the floor near Rice. A forensic investigation found that Rice died of a drug overdose.
The case has alerted officials here to the possibility that Uganda is becoming a "consumption destination", a location where adventurers and addicts can consume illicit drugs with little risk of police detection.