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German citizens arrested for drug smuggling attempt RM2.2j

Monday, October 15, 2012 | 1:51 PM


Schweikert (left) who wear head coverings controlled by a customs officer at Mataram yesterday.

MATARAM, Indonesia - A German citizen was arrested at a resort in Lombok for attempting to smuggle 3.7 kilograms (kg) of the drug cannabis worth an estimated U.S. $ 739,000 (RM2.2 million), according to several officials yesterday.
A chief officer of customs territory, Listrijono told, a German citizen, the Rolf Oskar Josef Schweikert, 57, was arrested after he landed at an airport in Lombok yesterday.
She passengers boarding Silk Air from Singapore.
"We arrested again a foreigner who tried to smuggle drugs into the island of Lombok," he said.
Listrijono said the drug was hidden in a suitcase.
"The suspect may face the death penalty under the laws of Indonesia," said provincial police chief detective, Ricky Simon Paays.
On Thursday, the Indonesian authorities apprehending a female South African citizen for attempting to smuggle drugs methamphetamine weighing 2.6kg worth about U.S. $ 500,000 (RM1.5 million). - AFP

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