Woman caught red handed with drugs while visiting a prisoner

Woman caught red handed with drugs while visiting a prisoner

A frisk search by correctional services officers saw a woman being caught red handed with an assortment of drugs worth R6000.

It is reported that the woman was visiting an inmate but before she could be allowed in, officers searched her as per the norm.

The woman, who is aged 36, was visiting a prisoner at Bethel correctional services.

The female visitor was reportedly searched as per prisons standard procedures whereby a black plastic bag was found on her.

It was then discovered that the plastic bag was stuffed with about 59 different types of tablets, as well as 20 small plastic bags and other substances including crushed leaves and a plastic bottle containing oil.

Correctional services officials had no other option but to contact the South African Police Services.

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When SAPS eventually arrived, the woman could not provide any documentation or letters authorizing her to carry drugs.

The police and prison officials are said to have proceeded to the inmate‘s bed where a search was further conducted.

An additional plastic bag containing dagga was found. The inmate is also facing a charge of possession of dagga as well and he will soon appear in court.

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