PHILIPPINE authorities said they arrested an Indonesian woman who was carrying eight kilos of crystal meth worth P54 million in her carry-on bag from her flight from Cambodia.

Both the suspect and the illegal drugs will be turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Bureau of Customs said in a statement yesterday.

The smuggled drugs were found wrapped in an aluminum foil and hidden beneath the lining of her baggage, according to the statement.

The woman wept and covered her face in front of TV cameras, as she told officials the bag was not hers.

Customs “remains vigilant against the entry of prohibited drugs and other contraband in all airports and seaports nationwide,” the bureau said. — BML