Iranian woman busted for drug trafficking in Jakarta

By buseman · Jul 13, 2010 ·
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    An Iranian woman reportedly carrying 6.1 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine (locally knows as “shabu-shabu”) and 65 gram of hashish was arrested by customs officers at Soekarno Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, on Monday.

    The crystal methamphetamine was worth up to Rp 12.2 billion (US$1.4 million), while the hashish was worth Rp 98 million, Customs and Excise Office chief Bahaduri Wijayanta said.

    Separately, Customs and Excise prosecutions chief Gatot Sugeng Wibowo said the suspect, Maryam F, 26, had hidden the drugs in the bottom of her luggage.

    Maryam entered Indonesia on an Etihad flight from Damaskus, Syria, Gatot said.

    Previously, the Indonesian government had announced that as of January this year Iran was the most common country of origin of arrested smugglers of class-A drugs into Indonesia.

    Prior to this case the office had busted 15 Iranian nationals this year linked to 22 cases. It has also seized a total of 115 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, ketamine, heroin, cocaine and marijuana.

    Mon, 07/12/2010

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