Zambian woman hides drugs in uterus, arrested in Pakistan

Zambian woman hides drugs in uterus, arrested in Pakistan

A twenty nine year old Zambian businesswoman has been arrested in Pakistan for drug trafficking.

Precious Selisho a resident of Northmead in Lusaka was arrested at Quetta International Airport for trafficking in Heroin crystals weighing 250 grams which was placed in her uterus.

Her arrest comes a week after two other Zambian women were arrested in Sao Paulo Brazil for trafficking in different quantities of cocaine.

Ms. Selisho was arrested by the airport security personnel as she was about to board a plane to Dubai.

According to DEC spokeperson John Nyawali Selisho risks a possible death penalty or a lengthy jail term as Pakistan is an Islamic nation and with one of strict anti-drug laws.

Early this year the Commission arrested Ms. Selisho in Lusaka for cocaine trafficking but was later discharged by a Lusaka magistrate court.

Over 10 Zambian women have in the last six months been arrested mostly in Asia and South America for trafficking in different types of narcotic drugs.

Nyawali said the DEC is extremely concerned with the dehumanizing emerging methods of concealing drugs in biological organs is an indication that some medical personnel have fallen prey to the tactics of the drug cartels which are expending there network in the SADC region.

He said the increasing numbers of women and young people getting involved in illicit drugs  is denting the image of Zambia in the eyes of the international community.

“In that regard, the Commission would like to re-echo appeal to public institutions and the corporate world to partner with us in sensitizing members of the public on the dangers of drug trafficking and drug abuse,”he said

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