By: Lackson Kanyoza
Blantyre Magistrate court on Thursday has sentenced a Venezuelan passport holder, Luiz Marina Benitez Roselly to 3 three years imprisonment after being found guilty of trafficking illicit substances into Malawi.
On 18th April, The Malawi star reported that the suspect was arrested at Chileka Airport after being found in possession of cocaine concealed inside a sealed flask.
The 34-year-old Venezuelan Drug Dealer was Nabbed as The Airport officials became suspicious and went on to search the flask despite the owner’s refusal.
It was then that they discovered the illicit drugs concealed inside it and was estimated at the market value to be worth €200,000 (£155,000).
“This is not the first case in which drugs have been smuggled into the country through this airport, but thanks to the vigilance of the Airport police, interceptions have been made.” said airport officials after the arrest.
However, on 21 April, She was charged with an offence of being found in possession of dangerous drugs contrary to Section 19 of Dangerous Drug Act.