Back in 2011, Nobanda Nolubabalo was busted trying to smuggle 650g of cocaine in Bangkok. Now she’s coming home.
We can think of only one thing worse than getting caught by the police with 220 smuggled diamonds in your stomach. And that is having to sit through the process of removing them from your digestive system with the help of purgatives.
Last week, it was reported that another South African had been arrested abroad for trying to smuggle drugs into another country. Kathlyn Dunn (28) was arrested last week at Lombok International Airport after arriving on a flight from Singapore. Her goal was to carry 2,6kg of methamphetamine, with a street value of R4,4m into the Indonesian resort island of Lombok.
By now you must have heard of Nobanda Nolubabalo, the 23 year-old South African who was arrested in Bangkok on Monday. She is accused of being a drug mule and was allegedly carrying 1.5kg of cocaine, hidden in her dreadlocks. Photos of customs officers searching her hair have since appeared online. See them after the jump.