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Alleged SA drug mule acquitted in Dubai

2013-07-31 10:03

Johannesburg - An alleged South African drug mule was acquitted at the weekend after telling a Dubai judge she was not aware of the three kilograms of cocaine found in her luggage, Beeld reported on Wednesday.

She reportedly testified in a court in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, that she was aware of parcels in her luggage, but had not known they contained drugs.

The prosecutor had asked the court to jail the woman for 15 years and fine her R550 000, the newspaper reported. The State had 15 days to appeal the ruling.

International relations spokesperson Nelson Kgwete reportedly told Beeld the South African consulate in Dubai was not informed about the 31-year-old woman's arrest or court appearance, and had since asked for more information about the case.

Quoting The Gulf News, Beeld reported that the woman was persuasive in court, and swore on the Bible that she had not known about the drugs.

She was reportedly caught while in transit at Dubai International Airport, by a policewoman who thought she seemed suspicious. The drugs were found concealed in the false bottoms of five bags.

Comments
  • Lavisto Dogman Mavisto - 2013-07-31 10:10

    This is the rest of her life regret!

  • Hussein - 2013-07-31 10:13

    China courts should handle all drug trafficking related charges. What a world class justice system they have!!! Hail China, Indonesia,

  • Crabclaw - 2013-07-31 10:28

    Acquitted due to Ramadan

      Nyaganyaga Ndawonda - 2013-07-31 10:44

      No way, they are more strict during Ramadan.

  • Anthony Kirby - 2013-07-31 10:43

    Maybe the Judge was smoking what she had in her false bottom.Or was it her suites cases false bottom or the 5 bags false bottom. But then they do say at times the law is an Ass

      Dagga Movement - 2013-07-31 10:57

      I think you have mistaken cocaine for dagga?

  • Zainab Abrahams - 2013-07-31 12:58

    They (drug mules) are always all so innocent when court and don't ever conveniently know about the drugs on them. It is because of greed for money that they resort to these evil to destroy many lives. I have no mercy for people like her. This judge must be have been duped.

  • ogcanga - 2013-07-31 15:03

    I wonder what happened 2 that South African where they found drugs in her dreadlocks...

      Yolandè Rwaai - 2013-07-31 16:07

      Nolubabalo. She's rotting away in a Thai prison.

  • Patty Gaby - 2013-08-01 09:56

    HOW CAN THIS WOMAN KNEW ABOUT THE PARCELS BUT NOT ABOUT THE CONTENTS? WHO PACKED HER LUGGAGE &I DONT THINK DUBAI FALLS FOR THAT!!!

  • Jona Nam - 2013-08-14 08:15

    she is certainly a master of pesuasion

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