Drug mule was on the run from South Africa
Updated 31 min ago 11:51 AM Friday Jul 18, 2014
Laura Elizabeth Cilliers, 32, flew from Singapore to Christchurch on June 15 when she was caught with $1.2 million worth of the class A drug.
She was looking unwell and Customs officers found 99 heroin pellets, totalling 1.2kg, concealed in her luggage, and on and inside her body.
Surgery was required to remove one pellet due to fears it could kill her.
At Christchurch District Court yesterday, Cilliers pleaded guilty to a charge of importing the class A drug.
She has been remanded in custody for sentencing next month.
Now, it has been revealed that the bar worker was arrested on March 25 for possession of marijuana on a farm in Middelburg - a large farming and industrial town in the South African province of Mpumalanga.
This is similar to my Pearl Chapter who was a drug mule.