Seven Malay women languishing in Pak jails on drug charges

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Kuala Lumpur, May 21 : Seven Malaysian women, who claimed they were duped into becoming drug mules, are languishing in Pakistani jails.

One of them is serving a three-year jail sentence while the rest are waiting to be charged in court.

The woman serving a three-year jail sentence had been found guilty of attempting to smuggle heroin out of Pakistan in a hidden compartment in one of her bags at Islamabad airport in 2006.

Four of the seven women were caught last year while two other were detained on April 30 this year after they were found with four kilograms of high-grade raw heroin worth about RM1.5 million at Karachi airport.

The heroin was found in a hidden compartment in their luggage.

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