Zambian Woman Dies In India Airport After Drugs Burst In Her Stomach

A female Zambian has died in India after two capsules of unknown drugs burst in her stomach.

Theresa Katongo, DEC, Public Relations Officer said Keltha Twala, a female Zambian national, died on 29th June 2015 at GND hospital in Amritsar, Punjab State in India after two of the 50 unknown drugs she had swallowed burst in her stomach.

She stated that Twala, who was first discovered sick at the Indian border to Pakistan, was on her way to Pakistan from New Delhi, India before meeting her death.During a postmortem, a total of 50 capsules were found in her body.

“Forty-five (45) capsules were found in her stomach and five (05) were discovered in the rectum,” Ms.Katongo said.

She added that the Indian Narcotics Control Bureau is yet to establish the type of drug contained in the capsules.

She stated that the Zambian Mission in New Delhi is trying to verify reports of the arrest of another female Zambian, Catherine Mulenga at Indira Ghandi International Airport for being in possession of a drug called methaqualone worth over US$30,000.

“Following such reports, the Drug Enforcement Commission would like to caution members of the public especially women on the dangers of being used as couriers by foreign nationals.

Such trends risk damaging the image of the country in the eyes of the international community and Zambians risk being subjected to high security searches when travelling abroad,” She said.

“The Commission further appeals to members of the public on the need to safeguard the image of the country by developing their lives, communities and identities without drugs,” Ms. Katongo said.

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Source: Mwebantu New Media

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