Mauritian Anti-Drug and Smuggling Unit (ADSU) at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International airport in collaboration with the officers of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Section of the MRA intercepted a South African identified as Nokuphila Mtshalie on September 17th arriving from Reunion Islands. She was arrested with 528 grams of heroin worth Rs 8 million about R3.5 million in equivalence. A body search found three meatballs in her private parts. She eventually cooperated with the police and a delivery control exercise was set up to trace her local accomplices. Two persons identified as Nigerians bearing Ndubuisi Samuel Ebielonwu and Eze Collins were arrested in a sting operation.
She was promised an amount of R40 000 by her sponsor once back in South Africa she said when she appeared before the Bail and Remand Court alongside her two male accomplices.
A charge of “drug dealing with aggravating circumstances and illegal importation of drugs” was brought against them.
The police are continuing investigation.