Bandar Seri Begawan - An alleged drug mule of Kenyan nationality arrested at the Brunei International Airport in March this year had her case under preliminary inquiry yesterday and will then be remitted to the High Court for a mention of the case when it is ready for trial. Jusca Millicent Ojwang is alleged to have imported into Brunei 3,019.56 grammes of Methylamphetamine contained in 3,956.59 grammes of crystalline substances on March 7, 2012.
The penalty for the importation of more than fifty grammes of methylamphetamine is death. This is the first case of an alleged drug mule this year, as recently, another Kenyan woman was arrested for a similar allegation.
Caroline Awour Omenda was arrested on October 24, 2012 at the Brunei International Airport, Berakas when airport authorities found about four kilogrammes of crystalline substance, believed to be methylamphetamine, hidden in the linings of her luggage. Omenda is still remanded for further investigations and other matters pertaining to her health have been looked into.
She has not been officially charged. Omenda will be produced again before the court on November 22, 2012.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin