Hawks arrest disabled drug mule
Hawks are confident they have cracked an international drug trafficking syndicate.
JOHANNESBURG - Police are confident they have cracked an international drug trafficking syndicate after the arrest of a disabled drug mule at OR Tambo International Airport.
The woman was arrested on Sunday after police received a tip off.
She is expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
The Hawks's Paul Ramaloko says, "We believe that she is part of a bigger syndicate and that her arrest will lead us to other members involved in this syndicate."
The Hawks have admitted that drug mules at the country's borders posts are a growing problem.
Meanwhile, there are over 300 South African women who are serving time in foreign prisons for illicit drug trafficking.
The Social Development Department has managed to repatriate at least 16 children born to women held in foreign prisons.
The department also urged women to stop falling prey to the syndicates.