TWO INDONESIAN WOMEN CAUGHT FOR SMUGGLING IN SYABU

12 Jul 2013 11:19

PRAI, July 11 (Bernama) -- Customs officers have arrested two Indonesian women who attempted to smuggle into the country 9.19 kg of methamphetamine (syabu) valued at RM1.75 million via the Penang international airport in two incidents.

One of the women, aged 32, was arrested at 9.30 pm on July 9 as she tried to bring in three kg of the drug valued at RM570,000 stored in four plastic packs in a special compartment in her luggage, said Penang Customs director Datuk Zulkifli Yahya today.

He said the other woman, aged 25, was caught at 9.20 pm yesterday after Customs officers found a brown package which contained 6.19 kg of the drug valued at RM1.17 million in her luggage.

Zulkifli said the two women were believed to have entered Malaysia for the first time and had flown in on a flight from New Delhi via Hong Kong.

They had been remanded for 14 days for investigation, he added.

-- BERNAMA

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