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SA trafficker caught in Thailand

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    A prisoner exchange treaty is also still on the cards for Nolubabalo Nobanda(SABC)
    [h=1]Govt. to continue to providing services for drug mule[/h]
    The South African Government will continue to provide consular services to a woman jailed in Thailand for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into the country. Speaking to the media in Pretoria today, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says government does not encourage South Africans to take part in illegal activity outside the country, but they will provide support to those who transgress the law. “As a government with representatives in that country, our ambassador will visit the lady in prison today, and we will continue to provide consular services as we do with anyone in any other country,” Nkoana-Mashabane said.

    The matter is in the Government process
    A prisoner exchange treaty is also still on the cards. The Minister says: “The matter is in the Government process and I really don't know what the status of that process is at this time.”

    This comes after Nolubabalo Nobanda was arrested on Tuesday at Bangkok's international airport for alleged drugs smuggling. Police say they found 1.5 kilograms of cocaine hidden in her dreadlocks.

    The woman was searched when police noticed a white substance in her hair shortly after she stepped off a Qatar Airways flight that originated in Sao Paulo and flew through Qatar to Suvarnabhumi Airport. Police say the suspect admitted smuggling the drugs with a street value of R1.2 million. She told police that she had been hired to deliver it to a customer at a hotel in Bangkok for R16 000.
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