Drug Mule Found With Cocaine In Dreadlocks Comes Back To South Africa. The woman was apprehended at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on the 12th of December 2011, after she got off a Qatar Airways airplane.
Nolubabalo “Babsie” Nobanda, a sentenced drug mule will be coming back to South Africa on Thursday, according to eNCA. The woman was apprehended at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on the 12th of December 2011, after she got off a Qatar Airways airplane. About 1.5kg of cocaine, valued at R1.2 million on the street was discovered in her locks.
News24 reported that the cocaine was found after the cops realised that there was a white material in her hair. Babsie told the cops in Thailand that she was hired to distribute the narcotics to a client at a hotel in Bangkok. The woman was given 30 years in jail, which was then reduced by half an then deducted by two-and-a-half years in May. By August, Nelson Kgwete, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation spokesperson publicised that Babsie would be released from the Thailand jail.
“The South African embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, has confirmed having received a written notification from the Thai authorities informing the embassy that Ms Nolubabalo Nobando is due to be released from detention August 27,” says Nelso Kgwete. After she was removed from jail, she was thus transferred to an Immigration Detention Centre, where she went for processing before she could come back to South Africa.
by Alexandra Ramaite