Court orders 4 young women kept in custody on charges of smuggling cocaine

Four women suspected of trying to smuggle cocaine and ketamine into Israel, pictured at a hearing at the Rishon Lezion Magistrate's Court on January 22, 2023. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Four women suspected of trying to smuggle cocaine and ketamine into Israel, pictured at a hearing at the Rishon Lezion Magistrate's Court on January 22, 2023. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

The Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court extends by eight days the remand of four women suspected of attempting to smuggle more than 15 kilograms (33 pounds) of cocaine and ketamine worth millions of shekels into Israel last week.

The women raised suspicion while on a pair of flights from Germany to Ben Gurion Airport, with detectives tracking them after their arrival last Sunday night, police say.

Officers found a large amount of suspected cocaine and ketamine hidden in shampoo containers and food supplement packages in their suitcases and arrested them.

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