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Indonesia arrests 10 Iranians for methamphetamine trafficking

world Updated: Oct 21, 2009 15:45 IST

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Indonesia has arrested 10 Iranians, including eight women, for allegedly smuggling more than $10 million of the drug methamphetamine into the country, an official said on Wednesday.

The Iranians were arrested after arriving by plane at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta international airport, customs chief Anton Mawardi told AFP.

"The total value of the illegal drug amounts to Rupiah 102.064 billion" Mawardi said.

"They turned some of the methampetamine into liquid and put them into shampoo and soap bottles."

The alleged traffickers could face up to 10 years in jail, the customs office said in a statement.

Indonesia enforces stiff penalties, including life imprisonment and death, for drug trafficking.