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A NSW woman has allegedly been caught with more than half a kilogram of methamphetamine strapped to her body during a routine search at Perth domestic airport.

The 36-year-old woman was arrested on Monday night after 558g of the drug was found concealed in her underwear, WA Police’s Organised Crime Squad said.

Police said they did not know if she was linked to organised traffickers, but that the seizure was in line with a continuing push by eastern states drug syndicates to cash in on Western Australia’s booming economy.

“Methamphetamine is three times the price in WA (compared to NSW), and people are cashing in on that particular market,” Detective Superintendent Charlie Carver said.

“As we have seen in the last two years in particular, a lot of interstate couriers and syndicates have used the (Perth) domestic terminal to come through with methamphetamines, heroin and other things strapped to their body, both externally and internally.

“We’ve noticed that the methamphetamine has been coming from the eastern states, predominantly NSW.

“We’re still looking into the links (in this case).”

Det Supt Carver said the crystal methamphetamine was 60 per cent pure and worth about $320,000 on the street.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, faced Perth Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on one count of trafficking and one of drug possession with intent to sell or supply. She was remanded in custody while investigations continue.

http://www.smh.com.au/wa-news/east-coaster-caught-with-drugs-in-her-underwear-20110928-1kx1i.html

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