Tine Rasmussen, 36, a citizen of Denmark, was arrested by Bali Police for the illegal trafficking of 218 grams of hashish which she had ingested in capsules.
Bali Police narcotics division chief Sr. Comr. Mulyadi said Rasmussen was arrested upon her arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport on Thursday, from Bangkok, Thailand.
“She told police investigators she had left from Bombay, India, heading to Bangkok, Thailand, and then continued to Bali onboard Thai Airways,” Mulyadi said as quoted by kompas.com on Monday.
Rasmussen had been a police target for some time, he said.
“She was about to get into a taxi [when we arrested her]. Later we took her to Bali International Medical Centre (BMIC) to check the contents of her stomach, and as we suspected, she was carrying drugs,” he said.
From the x-ray, police saw dozens of capsules in her stomach. Police then told a team of doctors from BMIC and Trijata Hospital in Denpasar to retrieve capsules from her stomach.
“We use drugs to get the capsules out. We have managed to recover 23 of the capsules,” he said, adding that Rasmussen said she had swallowed 50 of the capsules.
Rasmussen is now being detained in a cell at Trijata Hospital.
Mulyadi said police were still investigating Rasmussen’s link to an international drug ring.