SA woman caught with drugs in Indonesia

2012-10-12 16:03

Mataram - A South African woman has been arrested attempting to smuggle 2.6kg of methamphetamine with a street value of R4.3m ($500 000) into the Indonesian resort island of Lombok, local police said Friday.

Kathlyn Dunn, 28, was arrested at Lombok's airport after arriving on a flight from Singapore on Thursday, provincial police detective chief Ricky Simon Paays told reporters.

"X-ray screening at the airport found suspicious materials inside the suspect's suitcase. Two packages containing methamphetamine were later found in the lining of her suitcase," Paays said, adding that the offence could carry a death penalty.

Indonesia enforces stiff penalties, including life imprisonment and death, for drug trafficking.

Two members of an Australian drug smuggling gang known as the "Bali Nine", who were arrested in 2005, are on death row, while seven others face lengthy jail terms.

Another Australian, Schapelle Corby, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for smuggling 4.1kg of marijuana in 2005, recently had her term slashed by five years after a clemency appeal to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

  • sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-10-12 16:06

    hahahaha she is soo screwed, serves her right

      typersa.baddy - 2012-10-12 16:11

      Hang her!! Don't these idiots read the news? You get killed for this crap over there... If you're dumb you gotta learn

      fussed.anderson - 2012-10-12 16:26

      They just dont learn???????

      croix.mactee - 2012-10-12 16:26

      NO! Not another one! Their poor families are the ones suffering the most.

      bloulig.brigadeer.3 - 2012-10-12 16:28

      This is so sad... Why do people never learn? You stupid woman!!!! Now a family could possibly sit without a daughter/sister because of trying to make a quick buck. I can't feel remorse for you woman... I just hope they find pitty in you. But to jail you must go!!!

      klasgoran.olsson - 2012-10-12 17:55

      I heard she is white

      nicholas.graan - 2012-10-12 18:09

      Yeah Klasie? so what?

      klasgoran.olsson - 2012-10-12 18:52

      Well Nicholas, I thought it would be good to know, just to make a better balance on this page....

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-10-12 20:11

      It is always pathetic when Nigerians are used as scapegoats whenever a South African is arrested for drugs.Nigerians are not the only drug lords in South Africa.The drug syndicates in the East Rand and West Rand are whites and they have been recruiting drug mules for ages. Some of these mules always cook up stories about being given a package by Nigerians because they think that will get them some sympathy.The journalists should do their jobs properly and expose the real drug lords instead of just reporting hearsay.

      liveby.thesword.1 - 2012-10-13 01:40

      die by the sword....

      beverly.young3 - 2012-10-13 05:02

      @ sanchez...Yeah you are so right, I feel though for her parents. She is to blame for her fate, of this there is no doubt, but what really makes me angry,is that for everyone person caught, hundreds make it through .... The 'dealers' use these women as drug mules, and often deflect attention to/from themselves, when they in fact are fine and trading big time. You know what I mean....

  • storm.trooper.125 - 2012-10-12 16:09

    give the b**th the dead penalty...they dont learn from their predecessors who got cought!!!atleast south africa got rid of her.

      lesegojaden.katong - 2012-10-12 16:20

      Lmao its called a death penalty

      christopher.shining - 2012-10-12 23:01

      Indonesia nogal...the one place you do not want to take drugs into?!!

  • elder.simba - 2012-10-12 16:09

    some people never learn, just months after someone was executed? shame

  • metrokomane - 2012-10-12 16:10

    What was she thinking? This women dont learn. Serves her right

  • yolande.rwaai - 2012-10-12 16:13

    Another one?! FFS what is wrong with these women?! I'm starting to think that they're doing this intentionally, they wanna get caught! I know it doesn't make sense but I can't think of anything else!

  • lion.afric - 2012-10-12 16:19

    She should face the consequences. On what planet does she live. Make an example of her.

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-10-12 16:23

    No medicine for stupidity!Now all we will be reading is how her family is fighting to free her!!!There is NO such thing as EASY money honey!

  • fanie.viljoen.73 - 2012-10-12 16:23

    It is so stupid, if you are single and from SA, you WILL be searched.

      nawtymonz - 2012-10-12 20:50

      Yeah it's been happening lots to the single Sa girls traveling in Asia. Hence why it's better to renounce citizenship and get a save passport from another country to travel

  • steven.maou - 2012-10-12 16:24

    custard bastard

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-13 08:00

      stevie. Rich coming from an University of Johannesburg graduate driving a forklift and "knows" 7 languages .....

  • Sakhiwo - 2012-10-12 16:28

    South African again!!! What is happening?

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-10-12 16:30

    Hang the cow, her drugs could have destroyed a 1000 lives, hang her and feed her to the vultures – support ecosystem! And please SA gvt don't use our taxes to bail this scum out, let her face the music!

      jimboyia - 2012-10-12 19:49

      until it's your daughter who does something stupid. Where's your humanity?

      lerato.kay.3 - 2012-10-13 09:39

      Until its yo daughter killed by a drug overdose!

      patricia.gerber.908 - 2012-10-13 13:43

      I am not here to judge but I find your comment very interesting. No person is EVER FORCED to use drugs, it is their own choice but you have a lot to say about the person who was arrested. Have you EVER STOPPED TO THINK. Every person using drugs is CREATING THE DEMAND AND THERFORE THE SUPPLY. Many of these people arrested were addicted and could not pay their debts so it was PAYBACK time. I hope that in future all the people how have so much to say will take heed of my comment. For more than 7 years I have been working with the Locked Up (in a foreign country) Organization and I can honestly say the public need to be educated on this subject. So sorry that so few are willing to find out more before judging others...

  • winnie.september - 2012-10-12 16:31

    f........dom..........goed soe!

  • Shaun McDermott - 2012-10-12 16:31

    alot of single woman and jobless do alot of silly things to escape SA.

  • teresa.villarini - 2012-10-12 16:35

    Why the hell do young women do these things?! Silly silly girl!

      kobus.swart.75 - 2012-10-12 18:38

      I know why they do it. They are bored, rich mommy and daddy give money to keep them occupied,they get involved with nigerians and become mules for them. In other words, a slave .... drug slaves and sex slaves. Then everybody blame the nigerians, but it is her own CHOICE to do that.

  • boledi.makaleng - 2012-10-12 16:36

    She must be given a lesson all de South africans will never forget , wht was she thinking

  • aijaman.pirlo - 2012-10-12 16:38

    I give up!!!

  • anele.mveku - 2012-10-12 16:41

    These people do not learn, Execute her.

  • mart.botha - 2012-10-12 16:42

    This is not a time for sentiment. A bit dramatic perhaps but I view this as a 'crime against humanity !'. Dealing in death must bring death for the guilty party/s. For mankind to try and recover so much lost ground there is no other way.

  • thabo.manganye - 2012-10-12 16:47

    Not that they don't know what will happen when they get caught people are doing anything for money and I tell you the Nigerians had something to do with this. Where were the drugs going to. Hope not S.A

  • oberholzer.a.p - 2012-10-12 16:54

    They will never caught me, only other people will get caught.

      Johann Enslin - 2012-10-12 18:06

      Catch? Stop sniffing the sh@t and go back to school.

      kentse.millicent - 2012-10-12 18:53

      I also blame the education system of this country. I guess you were trying to say they will never CATCH you! Really go back to school.

      rob.tubbs.39 - 2012-10-13 21:09

      What do you mean they will never 'caught me'... If you can't even spoke British my friend, your smuggling days are over...... You have already identified yourself by 'posting' on this web...... Wait for a knock on the door at two in the morning... He he he...

  • fascisti.liberata - 2012-10-12 16:56

    "Did you know that human trafficing is one of the fastest growing business in the world? Quite a number of people are being trafficked for the drug smuggling business. They would threaten to kill your family if you don't co-operate. If these syndicates realise that you don't want to do the business they send you to a country where death sentence is a high possibility. They then inform authorities there that you are carrying drugs. This so that you can be arrested. So, lets not put all drug smugglers in one basket. I guess we know the countries where most syndicates originates from."

  • eric.f.moloi - 2012-10-12 17:02

    Sleeping with dogs,definately u gonna wakeup with fleas

  • natalie.kalamoudacos - 2012-10-12 17:03

    No sympathy, she deserves everything heading her way.

  • mukhethwadh - 2012-10-12 17:08

    she must rot in jail

  • lebeko.lephole - 2012-10-12 17:11

    one of the few who actually gets caught, majority live the lavish life that's why its so tempting to do it; we shud understand people sign up to fight in civil wars, which one would argue is more dangerous than women smuggling drugs in South East Asia, come back filthy rich if they are lucky! basically people will always take unnecessary risks to make money!!!

  • zelda.dickson - 2012-10-12 17:11

    Are these people idiots. Surely they must know that they will be caught. When will they ever learn.

  • thabani.dube.988 - 2012-10-12 17:13

    I blame the education system. And also I now believe the surveys which state that South Africa is among the countries with high levels of an illiterate population. The media, both electronic and press, is awash with these drug-related stories but people never learn. Should we blame the Nigerians always? Hayibo!

      nawtymonz - 2012-10-12 20:47

      They have pictures in the airport illustrating the punishments for drug smuggling. Even if you can read surely a picture can give you an indication.

  • rob.tubbs.39 - 2012-10-12 17:22

    She knew the consequences. Death penalty or not - tough. Commit the crime, do the time....

  • patricia.gerber.908 - 2012-10-12 17:26

    TAKE NOTE. She had the drugs on her when she left OR TAMBO, why was she not stopped here? For every SA citizens held in a foreign prison there is a recruiter and druglord protected in this country. The Sheryl Cwele case proved that the cimes originate in SA. With the SA govt not signing Prisoner Transfer Agreements they are encouraging the drug trade to flourish.IT IS OUT OF CONTROL.

      rontheogre - 2012-10-12 23:00

      Countries generally are not worried what you smuggle out of the country, only concerned what you bring in.

  • rara.sitofu - 2012-10-12 17:31

    Sy is maal!wat gaan aan dammes?....chop her head off!I give up!!!

  • nolan.v.vuuren - 2012-10-12 17:33

    This is another sad day SA..One of these days South Africans will be barred from travelling anywhere in the world..I fell so ashamed about calling myself a South African...

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-10-12 17:34

    s.a women are embasing this country.

      gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-13 13:26

      You ambasing yosef wit de stoopit speling, stembiso.jali.50

  • ryan.sthole - 2012-10-12 17:47

    Oh my God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mphandejohn - 2012-10-12 17:48

    Nigeria is scapegoat when a South African is caught!

  • tomas.mokgerere1 - 2012-10-12 17:49

    why this,everytime we read that some south African woman are drug traffickers

  • Nadia - 2012-10-12 17:56

    Damn stupid fool! Hope she gets the death penalty! Hope they find those shes working for too!

  • dtsele - 2012-10-12 18:08

    I feel like iv read this before...

  • ceba.mlandu - 2012-10-12 18:12

    Don't these bitches learn anything?

  • japiejj.dutoit - 2012-10-12 18:16

    stupid and idiot. U mix U pay the price. Easy money easy jail term. Wake up idots

  • nanga - 2012-10-12 18:28

    4 hr 2 thnk sh aint gona gt caught ws js too ambitious or js plain stupidity on hr part

  • tony.kirby1 - 2012-10-12 18:29

    Now we will have the mommy telling the world what a sweet girl she is and had no idea that there was something in the case given to her by a nice Nija man down the road.

  • clive.kihn - 2012-10-12 18:32

    Let's not roll out the sob stories about desperation, etc. If people don't know the consequences of being caught by now, then they must have been living on another planet. Death sentence or life in prison awaits this silly woman.

  • miehleketo.ndlovu - 2012-10-12 18:43

    why don't you laddies learn, you found money here and surely you'll leave it here when you die. your Nigerian boy friends are exploiting you,open your eyes

      clive.kihn - 2012-10-13 14:36

      Let's not always blame the Nigerians; we have a choice and can always say no.

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-10-12 19:00

    Another stupid SA woman. Nice may they kill this one

  • luvo.luvos - 2012-10-12 19:21

    I guess they need to sit down with Big Boomber who'll give them lessons on how to beat the system. They clearly suck at this. What the Big One doesn't know 'bout beating the system isn't worth knowing!!

  • irvin.mkhari - 2012-10-12 19:24

    it is a good practice to Learn from other people,early this year SA woman was charged with death another woman again.

  • sphala - 2012-10-12 19:24

    Another stupid woman, why can't you learn mara mxm....let her rot in hell of Indonesia#Pissed#

  • leonie.wood1 - 2012-10-12 19:41

    So many mules in this country??

  • cookielooks - 2012-10-12 19:43

    this is what happens when u accept easy money. there is a huge risk and price to pay, now where do u stand

  • Nkuza1 - 2012-10-12 19:51

    Wow another SA drug mule.These women are desparate nhee.