Drugs found on women at airport

21:14, Apr 17 2011

Two Christchurch women were remanded in custody yesterday after being caught with cannabis at Queenstown Airport.

Acting Sergeant Steve Watt, of Queenstown, said a 52-year-old woman was caught after repeatedly setting off a metal detector on her way through security.

She had stuffed about 50g of the drug into 28 individually foil-wrapped cannabis bullets inside her bra, he said.

The woman's 44-year-old friend was subsequently spoken to by police.

She was wearing tight-fitting clothing and had concealed about 40g of cannabis about her trunk.

Both women had visited Riversdale before trying to board the flight to Christchurch.

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They face drug charges in the Queenstown District Court today.

Meanwhile, four United Kingdom nationals living in Queenstown face charges of hunting without a permit after being caught with a dead deer near Glenorchy.

A 20-year-old Dunedin woman attacked another woman at 4.30am in Shotover St yesterday, grabbing the victim by the throat and punching her in the face. She was charged with fighting and is expected to appear in court today.

Queenstown police want the public's help after two burglaries in the resort last week.

A silver Mac Pro laptop was stolen from a house in Wynyard Cres between April 13 and 14 and a phone was stolen from a garage on Frankton Rd on April 16.

The Southland Times