Published: Wednesday August 1, 2012 MYT 1:54:00 PM
Guinea woman with Syabu in panties nabbed at KLIA
By AUSTIN CAMOENS
KUALA LUMPUR: A woman from Guinea was arrested after she tried to smuggle half a kilogram of Syabu in her panties through scanners at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
Police were alerted after noticing the woman walking and behaving suspiciously as she went through the scanners at KLIA at around 8pm on Monday.
Federal Narcotic Crime Investigation Department (NCID) director Comm Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the 30-year-old woman was searched and 515grams of Syabu was found hidden in her panties.
“She packed the drugs to make it look like she was wearing diapers,” he said adding a check on her luggage bag also revealed another kilo of the same drugs hidden in a special compartment.
He said investigations revealed that this was the woman's first trip into the country and she came through a flight from Cairo, Egypt.
“The woman has been remanded until Aug 6 to facilitate further investigations,” he said.
Comm Noor Rashid said four days earlier, police arrested an Iranian man after he tried to smuggle 1.15kg of Syabu at the same airport.
“We arrested the 41-year-old man after we searched his luggage and found the drugs in a secret compartment,” he said.
He added that this was the man's second trip into the country and he arrived on a flight from Doha, Qatar.
“We have remanded the man until Aug 3 to facilitate further investigations,” he said adding that the street value of the drugs from both busts were worth abut RM270,000.
He said police have classified the case as drug trafficking under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.