Female Drug smuggler arrested at airport with a half kilo of heroin

Customs and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) have stopped an alleged attempt by a Sydney woman to internally smuggle narcotics into Australia, following the arrest of a man on the same flight.

Customs officers at Sydney International Airport selected the 44-year-old woman for a baggage examination after she arrived with her partner on a flight from Vietnam on Wednesday 7 February 2007.

The couple were both referred to the AFP and taken to hospital for a medical examination, where the woman later passed pellets allegedly containing approximately 500 grams of a white powder believed to heroin.

Source: Australian Customs

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