It looks like Korea has its own candidate to star in the Locked Up Abroad series:
A Korean high school girl has been arrested in Kenya on suspicion of drug trafficking, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Sunday.
The ministry said a 19-year-old student, surnamed Kim, who was visiting the African country for a short-term interpretation experience, was apprehended by the local police near Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi last Tuesday for carrying drugs.
Korean officials and her family suspect she might have been used by a local drug trafficker.
It was reported that 3.4 kilograms of methamphetamine was found in the wooden dolls she was carrying in her bag.
“Kim said she received the dolls and the bag from a worker of a local company where she worked, saying he asked her to take them to Seoul. After being tipped off about the drug transfer, the Kenyan drug squad was waiting along the road to the airport and searched the car she was riding in,” a ministry official said.
She is currently in a detention center.
A third grader at a girls’ high school in Seoul, Kim was in Kenya for about a week for a short-term interpretation experience during summer vacation, according to the ministry. [Korea Times via the Marmot's Hole]