In Mozambique, police arrested a South African woman for carrying drugs when she entered the country at Maputo International Airport on Christmas Eve.
Promise Mpala, 26, had travelled from Addis Ababa on an Ethiopian Airways flight. She was allegedly carrying an unspecified amount of drugs in one of her bags.
The drugs were allegedly detected by the luggage scanner at arrivals. It has not yet been established what type of drug she was allegedly carrying.
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 Lagos airport as they tried to board an Emirate flight to Malaysia.
They were allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine, Nigeria’s anti-drug agency said.
A young woman was arrested at Harare International Airport having come in on a flight from India, with 2kg of cocaine.
She is expected to appear in court in the Zimbabwe capital tomorrow.
She left Johannesburg for India on December 15, exactly two days after South African Nobanda Nolubabalo was arrested in Thailand when police allegedly discovered 1.5kg of cocaine in her fake dreadlocks.
The woman arrested in Harare allegedly had four passports in her possession and her friends spoke of her working as a mule for a South African drug lord who recruits mules in the Johannesburg suburbs of Rosettenville and Turffontein.
“The woman controlling the business is a South African who recruits the girls and rents passports from Zimbabweans who are desperate for cash,” a friend of the arrested woman said.
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