Thursday, November 27, 2014   

Jakarta nabs German and Austrian with meth haul
(12-05 20:15)

Indonesian authorities have separately arrested a German man and an Austrian woman for attempting to smuggle methamphetamines into the country, officials said today. It is an offense punishable by death.
The German, 49, arrived at Jakarta's international airport from the Senegal capital Dakar via Dubai with 4.15 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, said airport customs chief Okto Irianto.
“The methamphetamines were hidden in the lining of his luggage. They have a street value of US$475,104,'' Irianto said. He had been arrested late November.
The Austrian woman, aged 25, had been arrested several days previously with three kilograms of the same drug in her luggage. Customs officials suspect a link between the two.
Several foreign nationals are on death row for drug-related offences.
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death in January after being found with US$2.4 million worth of cocaine in her luggage as she arrived in the island of Bali last year.—AFP



   
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