JAKARTA, Indonesia – Jakarta police announced Tuesday (November 6th) the arrest of two people believed to be part of an international drug syndicate, after they were caught in possession of 2kg of crystal methamphetamine concealed in body harnesses strapped to their legs, local media reported. The street value of the drugs is estimated at about Rp 3.2 billion ($333,000).
Jakarta anti-narcotics officials nabbed the pair late on October 31st in the parking lot of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
"The perpetrators cunningly escaped notice from immigration officials in China, Hong Kong and Indonesia," Deputy Jakarta Police Chief Sudjarno said, according to Inilah.com.
But their luck ended once they had left the airport. "This is an extraordinarily clever method of being able to arrest people outside. We will continue to investigate this network," he said.
The Jakarta Globe reported that the two, a man and a woman, left Jakarta for Hong Kong on October 29th. They then took a bus to Tsen Shenzhen, China, and continued by taxi to Guangzhou before flying back to Jakarta two days later.