Published: Tuesday January 8, 2013 MYT 8:09:00 PM
Police cripple three attempts to smuggle drugs worth RM5mil
KUALA LUMPUR: Police crippled three attempts by an international drug trafficking syndicate to smuggle 35.17kg of syabu worth RM5mil through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Sepang over the past two weeks.
Bukit Aman Narcotics director Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said five foreigners, aged between 25 and 41, and believed to be drug mules were detained while trying to smuggle the drugs into the country.
"They were detained in three separate incidents with the first being on Dec 26 when three suspects from India were detained with 8.4kg of syabu.
“The second was on Dec 30 when a Thai woman was detained with 1.8kg cocaine.
"On Monday another suspect from India was detained with a trolley bag that contained 14 boxes labeled as food products but turned out to be 32 plastic packets of syabu weighing 24.97kg," he told reporters here Tuesday.
He said the drugs that the five suspects had tried to smuggle in was meant for distribution in the country.
Noor Rashid said all five would be investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. - Bernama