Two held over drug trafficking at airport

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Al Maktoum International Airport

By Dina Aboul Hosn  gulfnews.com

An African woman who was transiting through Dubai airport and carrying more than 1.5kg of crystal meth on and in her body has been arrested by the airport section of the Department for Combating Narcotics of Dubai Police.

Al Maktoum International AirportThe woman, L.W.N., who arrived from Ghana on her way to Jakarta, was searched by police after the department received a tip-off. Major Mohammad Humaid, director of Dubai’s anti-narcotics department, said a package was found on her body. Two more were found in her hand luggage and more were extracted from inside her body. She denied any knowledge of the drugs.

Another man was arrested after arriving from Lagos. He was found with more than 1.7kg of crystal meth inside his body.

The two defendants were charged with trafficking and possession of narcotics.

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