Another SAA air hostess charged with drug smuggling

By Andy Rice 28 June 2010

A member of SAA's cabin crew, Elphia Dlamini, was found with 3kg of cocaine on her body, after a random search by sniffer dogs. Dlamini was flying from OR Tambo to London Heathrow. She is set to appear in court on Monday. SAA clearly hasn't managed to crack down on its drug-smuggling problem, after two separate incidents last year, both on the Johannesburg-London route.  Read more: BBC


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