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Jakarta Post

Chinese woman arrested for hiding drugs in sanitary napkin

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 21, 2017   /   07:07 pm
Chinese woman arrested for hiding drugs in sanitary napkin Drug smuggling suspects are lined up for a press conference at the National Monument in Jakarta on Dec. 6, 2016. (JP/Seto Wardhana.)

Officers from the Customs and Excise Office at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport have arrested a Chinese woman, identified as JWY, for allegedly hiding crystal methamphetamine inside her sanitary napkin.

It is reported that the woman arrived at the airport from Kuala Lumpur. When she had to pass a security check, she was found to have inserted 5 grams of meth in the napkin she was wearing.

"A body check procedure also resulted in the discovery of four ecstasy pills inside her shoes," said the head of the office, Erwin Situmorang, in a press conference on Wednesday as reported by

JWY had intended to deliver the drugs to a man, identified as LD, at a night club in North Jakarta, Erwin said.

With this information, the officers then arrested LD and two other men, identified as FDD and CCY, at the club.

"We found ketamine powder [an anesthetic drug that can cause trance-like effects] and two pills of [nimetazepam] happy five," said Erwin. (agn)