Woman faces death sentence after travelling with suitcase partly made of cocaine in China

Woman faces death sentence after travelling with case partly made of cocaine in China

The woman's suitcase was partly made of cocaine (Stock image)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

A woman was detained at a Chinese airport and could be sentenced to death because it was found she had a suitcase partly made of cocaine.

The south-east Asian woman had travelled from South America to Shanghai’s Pudong airport.

Security at the airport first realised something was strange when a guard couldn't lift the luggage.

The bag was shown to be a darker colour than normal in scans, according to The West Australian.

10 kilograms of drugs had beem inserted in the material of the woman’s case.

The drugs had been put into the luggage by using an injection moulding technique.

Samples were taken of the case material and showed that it did contain cocaine.

The incident happened in February, however the story was only released by officials in China this week.

The woman is now facing a death sentence: in China, execution is the punishment for anyone found transporting more than 50g of cocaine.