Asia’s prisons are filling up with women. Many are victims of the war on drugs

It was dark when the plane touched down in Hong Kong from Phnom Penh. Noor Yuni swiftly cleared immigration and collected her luggage. But as she approached the “nothing to declare” lane, a customs officer pulled her aside, she says.

The 21-year-old Indonesian’s bag was put into the security scanner and she remembers agreeing to be searched.

By the time officers had slashed open the lining of her backpack and dislodged the white crystals concealed inside, Yuni said she knew she’d been tricked.

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