A female drug mule was arrested for trying to smuggle about 3.5 kilogrammes of syabu at the Langkawi International airport last Friday.
Customs authorities detected the drugs, valued at more than half-a-million ringgit, hidden in the woman’s luggage as it passed through the scanner at the airport
The drugs, in crystal form, were wrapped in alluminium foil purportedly to prevent detection by the airport scanners.
The 28-year-old Indonesian woman had just arrived from Chennai, India after a short transit at KLIA when she was stopped by customs officers at 11am.
Datuk Abdul Aziz added that immigration records showed that this was the second time the suspect had entered the country.
The woman has been remanded to facilitate investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction.