Zambian woman gets 30-year RI in narcotics case

A special NDPS court on Monday sentenced a Zambian national to 30-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) for attempting to smuggle drugs from Mumbai to South Africa.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 31, 2012 7:06:28 am

A special NDPS court on Monday sentenced a Zambian national to 30-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) for attempting to smuggle drugs from Mumbai to South Africa. In 2008,Naney Tembo was apprehended by Airport Intelligence Unit officers from the city airport when she was about to board a South Africa-bound flight. The prosecution had said Tembo was travelling with 77 tablets of heroin,weighing 840 gm,stashed in four socks. Tembo had allegedly claimed that she did not know what she was carrying and that she did the ‘job’ to support her family in Zambia. Tembo was booked under sections of NDPS Act and convicted for attempting to smuggle drugs and contravention in relation to manufactured drugs and preparations. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2 lakh on her.

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