Malaysian woman arrested for smuggling Ecstasy, crystal meth
A Malaysian woman has been arrested for smuggling Ecstasy and crystal methamphetamine, locally known as shabu-shabu, worth Rp 5.5 billion (US$ 589,300) at the International Ferry Port in Karimun, Riau Island, an official said Wednesday.
Head of the port‘s Customs and Excise Office Nasar Salim said that officers had become suspicious of a purple bag belonging to 45-year-old Lim Chen Huat when it was passed through an X-ray machine shortly after she arrived from Kukup, Malaysia on Tuesday.
“We then found 10,112 Ecstasy tablets wrapped in 10 packages and two kilograms of crystal methamphetamine wrapped in two plastic bags,” Nasar told The Jakarta Post.
He added that she might be linked to an international syndicate as she had previously visited Karimun to ensure she could smuggle the drugs.
“We handed her over to the Karimun Resort Police for further investigation,” he said.
The Jakarta Post ,
Wed, 01/20/2010 4:20 PM
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