Drugs killed woman at SA envoy's home

2012-09-05 14:14

Paris - French prosecutors have launched a manslaughter and drug trafficking probe after tests showed a French woman died of a drug overdose at a South African diplomat's home, a judicial source said on Wednesday.

The preliminary investigation, carried out by the Paris drug squad, is aimed at uncovering who provided the 26-year-old woman with lethal doses of cocaine and heroin, the source said.

Drug tests have confirmed that the woman, whose body was discovered on Saturday after a party at the home of the South African embassy's first secretary, died of an overdose, the source told AFP.

Her body was shown to contain significant amounts of cocaine, heroin, alcohol and cutting agents used to dilute illicit drugs.

An autopsy showed on Monday that the woman had died of a pulmonary oedema, an accumulation of fluid in the lungs.

  • shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-05 14:22

    Just what SA needs - more negative media reports.

  • joseph.ade.5 - 2012-09-05 14:28

    south africa is fast becoming the drug capital of the world. SAA staff caught trafficking in drugs top police officers traffic drugs now our DIPLOMATS are trafficking in drugs EISH!!!

      kala.bafazi - 2012-09-05 14:34

      Or maybe the french woman took the drugs there herself. Let's not jump to any hasty conclusions.

      atholl.canterbury - 2012-09-05 15:10

      Agree with Joseph == Irreparable Drug Ignorance == The mere fact that drugs were prevalent on the property immediately places the Diplomat in a Culpable (Responsible) Situation. An overdose doesn't happen impulsively - there is a 'build-up' and a 'crossing' to the 'point of no return' ... Many 'build-ups' start as young as teen ignorance to the point where drugs are 'glorified' as the 'in-thing' - a 'status' symbol. Heroin, for example, has a 2% recovery rate - ie 4 seconds & you're hooked 4 life.

  • Eterni80 - 2012-09-05 14:55

    yet again, our very much best officials make our name ass overseas. there are so many things we're famous for, and most of them things we can't be proud of. thank you ANC for covering the rainbow in $hit.

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-09-05 15:31

    Self inflicted destiny.Good riddens,don't mess with that stuff.

  • richard.turner.7792052 - 2012-09-05 15:41

    In training for the next presidents job I see.........

  • willem.b.claassens - 2012-09-05 15:42

    These people can not even stay within the law in the country where they are guests. The are suppose to be our elite to represent our country. Just think what happens within our borders where they are king.

  • Malose-Nyatlo - 2012-09-05 17:24

    When a bishop dies in a brothel, people 'talk'. When a sex worker dies in the bishop's house, people will 'talk' louder. People, irrespective of colour, will keep 'talking'. It is for those in delicate positions of government to minimise risks leading to 'talking'.

  • johandebeer - 2012-09-05 17:44

    Who hosted the party? Name please, not only title

  • sifiso.msimango - 2012-09-05 18:21

    glad she is not black, but a french addict

  • Vince.York - 2012-09-05 18:44

    it's about time the international community start experiencing the levels of denial and blatant lies these anti-social racist anc deployed drugged thieving cadres are so famous for.

  • ro.jhb.1 - 2012-09-06 07:25

    One only needs to ask the question - Who is the biggest gang of drug dealers in Africa and all the riddles will be answered?

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