A Malaysian girl who dabbled asa a drug courier dan was arrested is now an English teacher.
The girl, by the name of Umi Azlim, was a Science graduate from a local university. Her eagerness to land a well-paid job put her behind bars. She was hired as a courier by a foreign company. After several successful trips abroad she was again hired to deliver a pakage to a buyer, this time in China.
When her baggage was inspected at Shantou Airport , in GuangDong province, the airport officialls found three kilogrammes of cocaine in her bag.
She was arrested and tried in a Chinese court. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to death. While waiting for her case to be reviewed by the Supreme People’s Court, she was placed in detention at Shantou Detention Centre.
She made up her mind to make full use of her two year waiting period. She studied mandarin and taught English to the inmates.
These activities kept her busy and healthy. It was not rknown whether she receive any payment or not for her tuition job in the centre. However, it helped her and made her stay there safe.
This news was revealed by her parents when they v isited her at the centre. Although sad due to the cruel fate that has befallen their daughter, Mohd Lazim and Ummi Slaia accepted her fate. They felt that it was God’s wish.
However, according to Officials from the Foreign Ministry, Umi Azlim can be considered lucky. The fate of the other girls who also posed as couriers and was also arrested in other foreign countries were not immediately known.