Published: Friday July 6, 2012 MYT 6:52:00 PM
Updated: Friday July 6, 2012 MYT 8:32:30 PM
Five Africans arrested for trafficking RM1mil worth of Syabu
By AUSTIN CAMOENS
KUALA LUMPUR: Five Africans have been arrested for trafficking about RM1mil worth of Syabu.
Federal Narcotic Crimes Investigations Department (NCID) director Comm Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said police arrested four Nigerians and a Ghanaian man in Kepong at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
“We made our first arrest at around 4.30pm on July 2 at a hypermarket in Kepong,” he told a press conference at Bukit Aman on Friday.
He said police arrested a Nigerian man who was suspiciously handling a bag.
“When we searched the bag, we found a hidden compartment containing about 2.2kg of Syabu,” he said.
Comm Noor Rashid said about three hours later, police at arrested a Ghanaian man after he flew in from Bangkok to KLIA.
“Similarly when we searched his luggage bag, we found another hidden compartment containing about 1.13kg of Syabu,” he said adding that police arrested another two Nigerian men at KLIA on Wednesday.
He said the men were brought to the Serdang Hospital for X-ray, which revealed both men had swallowed a total of 70 capsules containing Syabu.
“Further investigations showed that one of the man flew in from Bangkok while another flew in from Nairobi,” he said.
On Thursday, Noor Rashid said police arrested another Nigerian at KLIA at around 8.30pm.
“Upon searching his luggage, we found another hidden compartment containing about 500g of Syabu,” he said adding that the total drugs seized had a street value of about RM1mil.