Four Zimbabwean ladies have been effectively slapped with 20-year jail terms each after being intercepted in Mauritius with drugs (heroin) worth millions. According to reports, the women had a combined 1,487 kg of heroin in their bellies, police sources in the Mauritian capital said on Thursday
According to reports filtering in through social media, the four ladies were recruited and told to swallow the drugs for delivery in Mauritius. However, sharp-eyed customs officials at the Mauritius border post managed to notice something strange and a frisk search was conducted and ultimately revealed the internal drug bust.
It was also noted that the operation to recruit Zimbabweans for drug trafficking has become rampant and many people are now in the trade to try and escape the harsh conditions in Zimbabwe.
A Facebook post doing the rounds suggests that one of the arrested ladies has a 9-month-old baby back in Zimbabwe. Allegedly, the four ladies did not have any legal representation or external help from their families who are oblivious of the happenings.
The lengthy Facebook post also mentioned the ladies had gone to Mauritius under the guise of going to a church conference and were all wearing the same T-shirt. ” These ladies were recruited by B******* T****** the woman I mentioned earlier. She is the one who organised these T-Shirts they are wearing and told them to lie to customs officials that they were going to a Roman Catholic church function”, read the statement.
It was also further alleged that they swallowed the heroin but some of it was put in their bags. The poster made a plea with fellow Zimbabweans to see if anyone can recognize the girls and also how the Minister of Foreign Affairs had been approached to try and help.