An All expense paid trip to the Karachi Jail

On April 7, 2008 Siti Aisyah Hamid, a 42 year old woman from Perlis, Malaysia’s northernmost state, received an SMS giving her the good news that she had just just won an all expenses paid trip to Singapore. She is currently in the Karachi Jail since April 28th after the Customs officials found 950 grammes of heroin in the bottom compartment of a bag given to her by the an African man and woman who had picked her at the airport

The 42-year-old woman claimed she was the victim of a vicious syndicate that promised her a trip to Singapore but had in the end ferried her to Pakistan, locked her up for two weeks and made her a drug mule.

Jaafar Noor, her husband was blamed by his in-laws that he had sold his wife to a drug trafficking syndicate, an allegation he denies. Kijang Care, a welfare organization, started a fund to mobilize a team of lawyers to save Siti. According to them, there are currently 5 Malaysian women in Karachi Jail, all for drug-related offenses.

Source: Malay Mail

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