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23 January 2018 10:06 (South Africa)

SAA air hostess given 7 years for drug smuggling

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Elphia Dlamini, the SAA air hostess who was arrested in June for attempting to smuggle 3kg of cocaine into the UK, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Friday. A sniffer dog called "Clever Trevor" caught her out at customs at London Heathrow. Peter Avery of the UK Border Agency said: "This drug smuggling attempt is particularly serious because this woman has sought to abuse her position, thinking the UK Border Agency would pay less attention to airline and airport staff." Read more: Sapa, via TimesLive

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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