A 24 year old Girl From Venezuela identified as Andreina Del Valle Mendes Torres has been arrested by Police at Chileka International Airport at around 14:40 hrs on Monday when she was found in possession of a luggage containing dangerous drug cocaine disguised in brush like materials for polish shoes in Blantyre.
Speaking to News Watch Reviews, Chileka police publist Sergeant Saplain Chitonde said the young lady was arrested upon arrival from Venezuela where she stays on Ethiopian Airlines and was using passport number 066578765.
“We received a tip from well-wishers about the suspect to be a drug trafficker, Police Officers were alert. As all passengers from Ethiopian Airways disembarked, she remained in the Aircraft. Police were suspicious and they made a follow up and found her”, he said.
Attempts to communicate with her failed as she could not understand nor speak English. Police collected her bags and thoroughly searched them and in process they found drugs concealed in ten bundles and each bundle contained 25 brush like materials making a total of 250 brushes to beat the Police Security.
“After breaking one brush, Cocaine powder was found concealed inside. The matter is under microscope as the suspect can not speak any Language apart from Venezuelan”, said Saplain.
Andreina Del Valle will face charges of Illegal Importation of Dangerous Drugs,an offence under Section 11 (a) as read with Regulation 19 of Dangerous Drug Act.
The suspect is in Police custody pending a court appearance and Airport Police Branch and Chileka International Airport Police in paticular is thanking well-wishers who tipped them and at the same time sending a warning message to the general public that a long arm of justice will catch them if they try to use the facility in importing or exporting anything dangerous.