South African woman ‘smuggling heroin’ arrested at hotel in Mauritius


A SA woman has been arrested in Mauritius for allegedly trying to smuggle heroin into the country.

Patricia Gerber‚ who heads advocacy organisation Locked Up in a Foreign Country‚ said on Tuesday that Thami Nomathamsanqa Dyasi’s arrest had been reported on by the media in Mauritius.

According to the reports‚ the 30-year-old Dyasi had left SA in September on what was said to be a holiday but was subsequently caught with numerous pellets of heroin weighing more than 1.25kg.

“She had concealed in her private parts 11 heroin (pellets) and 69 others in her stomach‚” read the article.

It was reported that she was hospitalised after her arrest where about 79 pellets were recovered.

The department of international relations and cooperation…

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