2 Malaysians arrested for drug smuggling
Drug smugglers: Two alleged Malaysian drug smugglers, in orange, stand with evidence confiscated by Indonesian Customs officers during a press conference at the Soekarno-Hatta airport on Sunday, May 9, 2010. The two were caught with US$1.2 million worth of methamphetamine at the country's main airport. (AP)
Two Malaysians have been arrested in Indonesia for allegedly smuggling US$1.2 million worth of methamphetamine into the country.
Baduri Wijayanta, Customs chief at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta airport, said Sunday the two were captured last week with 5.6 kilograms (12.35 pounds) of methamphetamine crystals in their luggage.
They arrived Friday on a flight from Singapore that originated in Shenzen, China. It was not clear where the two had boarded the flight.
Wijayanta said authorities haven't found the woman the suspects say was the intended recipient of the drugs.
This is the fifth drug-related case against Malaysians this year.
Indonesia has extremely strict drug laws and convicted smugglers are executed.