S.African minister's wife convicted of drug trafficking

5th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

Sheryl Cwele, the wife of South Africa's intelligence minister, was convicted Thursday of drug trafficking for using young women as mules to smuggle cocaine into the country.

Cwele, who is married to state security minister Siyabonga Cwele, was convicted along with Nigerian Frank Nabolisa in the High Court in the eastern city of Pietermaritzburg. Both had pleaded not guilty.

Judge Piet Koen said the two had clearly worked together to recruit two women as drug mules, according to the Sapa news agency.

© 2011 AFP

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