The arrest of a Filipina at Bali’s international airport on December 1 — only disclosed on Monday — led to the arrest of the man in Jakarta to whom she was paid to smuggle heroin.
Marisa Costino Gibbon, who arrived on a flight from Bangkok, was found to carrying 107 grams of heroin in her vagina, according to police.
She told police she was to be paid for smuggling the heroin to Jakarta after she returned to Bangkok. She gave police the name of the man in Jakarta to whom she was to deliver the drugs. Police and customs agents arrested the man, Heppy Perangin, in Jakarta on December 2.
Both face possible death sentences if convicted, under Indonesia’s tough anti-drug laws.