Zim woman found with illegal medication

SOUTH AFRICA – A 30-year-old Zimbabwean woman was arrested for the illegal possession and trade of scheduled medication in Boksburg, on the East Rand, on Friday.

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Zim woman found with illegal medication
Zim woman found with illegal medication (File picture by Thinkstock)

The arrest came after a tip-off from an informant and a subsequent sting operation involving Boksburg police and the Germiston Flying Squad, Boksburg Advertiser reported.

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According to police spokesperson Lieutenant Juanita Coetzer, the woman was found with 50 dosages of schedule six Pethidine – a drug only administered in hospitals.

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She was also found with 47 packets of Rifampicin Isoniazid, 839 Micro Cortin tablets, needles, a black toy gun and a doctor’s stamp.

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The value of the illegal medication is still unknown, and police investigations are ongoing.

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Last month, Limpopo police arrested two women at the BeitBridge border post after they were caught trying to enter South Africa with ingredients used to manufacture drugs.

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The women, Zimbabwean and Lesotho nationals, were stopped and searched as they were walking into the country from Zimbabwe.

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They were found carrying more than 18kg of ephedrine, one of the main substances in heroin. The ephedrine was reportedly valued at around R8 million. Caxton News Service