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POSTED | 9:56 AM | 18-05-2014

Thai drug smuggler held in Jakarta

A Thai woman was arrested by Indonesian airport officials in North Sumatra on Friday while attempting to smuggle crystal methamphetamine into the country by hiding it internally and in the soles of her shoes.

The customs office said this was the first time it had encountered a woman trying to smuggle drugs internally.

Officials discovered the drugs after noticing an AirAsia passenger from Kuala Lumpur acting suspiciously upon arriving at Kuala Namu International Airport in Deli Serdang regency last Wednesday.

Female officers took the suspect to the bathroom to be examined. Crystal meth weighing 579.6 grams, wrapped in a 10-centimeter condom, was found.

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