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Namibian police deputy commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi has cautioned the public that young women are emerging as targets for drug dealers in the country, who lure them into becoming drug mules.

A statement released Monday said five women had been scouted in the capital Windhoek and assigned to collect drug consignments while they were masqueraded as carrying in-demand commodities like Brazilian hair and shoes, among others.

“On exiting Brazil, they were apprehended at the airport, charged and ultimately sentenced to five years imprisonment,” he said.

The women, according to the statement, were arrested between 2016 and 2018 at the Sao Paolo Airport in Brazil on charges of drug trafficking, and were released from prison although currently doing community service. Enditem

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