Convicted Drug Paddlers Escape Jail Term

Three convicted foreigners escaped jail sentence after being found with drugs suspected to be worth millions of Pula.

The trio, a Zimbabwean and two South Africans, were fined P10,000 each by the Gaborone Magistrate for possession of illegal drugs with a suspected street value of over P1 million.Fikile Gangeni, Cellia Dhomingo and Teresa Deconceiceo Jose were convicted on a single count of importation of drugs without director of health services' consent.

They were arrested at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport on April 10 after being found in possession of the controlled drugs Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine.  They pleaded guilty to the charges and were sentenced to a fine and a six months' jail term, wholly suspended for three years on the condition that they do not commit drug-related offences during that period.

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