HONOLULU (KHON) — A 43-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of traveling with two pounds of meth on Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.
Julia Leilani Kaulukukui was planning to travel from Honolulu to Hilo when the meth was discovered in her carry-on.
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Airport officials found the meth during a routine security checkpoint, according to the Department of Public Safety.
Sheriffs then notified the Narcotics Enforcement Division.
Officials from NED started an investigation right away.
The NED forensics lab tested the substance and was able to confirm that it was meth that was in her bag.
The Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office charged Kaulukukui with one count of promoting a dangerous drug in the first degree.
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Kaulukukui’s bail is set at $30,000 and is scheduled to make her first court appearance this Monday.