South African jailed 10 years for smuggling cocaine


Midima Senior Resident Magistrate Court has today sentenced a South African drug dealer to 10 years imprisonment for smuggling cocaine.

The South African Dennis Sandile Payi was found guilty on 27th October, 2017 by the same court of illegal importation of dangerous drugs under section 11 as read with section 19 of the Dangerous Drugs Act.


In his mitigation, Dennis pleaded for forgiveness saying it was not his intention to bring dangerous drugs to Malawi but his poor financial position forced him.

When passing the judgement, Senior Resident Magistrate Hussein Ibrahim of Midima Magistrate

Court said the suspect deserves no lenience to deter others would be offenders and to deter the convict from re-offending the same.

He then sentenced Dennis Sandile Payi to 10 years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) with no option of a fine effective from his date of arrest.

The convict was arrested while coming from Brazil via Addis Ababa Ethiopia on Ethiopian Airlines flight to Chileka International Airport on 20 October 2017.

The case was prosecuted by Sub Inspector Chikwanda of Chileka International Airport Police.



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  2. We dont take Nyaope here. Judge job well don, i thank the guy who tipped the immigration cops,penanso muzigwira nokha..Tell the gvt to buy high tech scanning equipment.

  3. Hehehe I can laugh my tongue out at the comments,hmmm!!When 3/4 of Malawians rely on SA and you bring your crap up about them each and everyday Malawians are trafficked to SA to work in the farms only the ones sleeping won’t know much about SA and Malawi so stop bragging as if u have anything!! #just talk about his sentence not to compare with Malawi cz its a none starter

  4. if I were in Malawi I wud kill this type of man in front of ma country ppo, then judge to jail this people r fools when they are their homes, killing, robberies all the foreigners, anthu opanda mtendele amenewo

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