Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Botswana’s biggest female drug lord nailed

A suspected female drug dealer, believed to be peddling cocaine, ecstasy and Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) was last week busted together with her three accomplices, two South Africans and a British national, amongst them a 17-year-old girl.
Irina Ramokate, believed to be the biggest female drug lord in Botswana, supplying the whole country with drugs, was arrested by the police last Thursday night together with three suspects, 2 from South Africa and one from Britain, including the 17-year-old girl.

It is understood that during the raid, police found cocaine, ecstasy and LSD, estimated at a street value of more than a million Pula.

The suspects appeared briefly before the Gaborone village magistrate on Friday charged with two counts. The quartet was denied bail and is slated to appear in court again on December 12th.

According to the charge sheet, Ramokate (45), Motswana Francois Nel (26), Chad Michael Jonosky, 36, both South African nationals and Briton John Boarder (42), on 4th December 2008 at Ledumadumane in Mogoditshane had in their possession dagga, a habit forming drug.

  The second count states that the accused also were on the 4th of December 2008 at the same location found in-possession of cocaine, ecstasy and LSD, all habit forming drugs.
In a brief interview with The Sunday Standard, the deputy director of the Criminal Investigation Department, Mr. Mathews Madowane, said that although police investigations are still continuing, “it is a success story to us” and would not answer any further questions.


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