SA drug mule freed from Mauritius

2012-03-16 14:23

A South African woman has returned home after spending seven years in a Mauritian jail for drug smuggling.

The Cape Argus reported that former IT clerk Anneline Mouton, 37, landed in Cape Town yesterday.

She was arrested in 2004 when police found 674 grams of heroin in her shoes.

Her case took two years to go to trial and she was eventually sentenced to 10 years in jail.

According to the report, she was four months pregnant at the time and lost the baby while behind bars.

She was quoted as saying: “You know you commit a crime, yes, I’ve done something. I’ve done something wrong –I’m sorry I’ve done it.” 

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