Durban: The families of the three Durban women arrested in Miami in the US on allegations of drug dealing are struggling to understand how their children got involved in smuggling.
Londiwe Shange, 27, Wandile Mhlongo, 29, and Thembeka Sokhulu, 36, all from Durban, were arrested with Viwe Tshaka, 23, from Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape, last month.
The four, who worked for MSC Cruises, were arrested during a drug raid of the cruise ship Seaside on November 17.
According to reports, US Customs and Border Protection found six crew with 7kg of cocaine in their possession.
If found guilty, they could be sentenced to between 10 years and life imprisonment.