RM1m worth of drugs seized, five African men arrested
KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — Police busted an international drug trafficking syndicate with the arrest of five African men and seizure of drugs worth RM1 million in four separate raids around the Klang Valley this week.
Federal Narcotics CID director, Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said five kilograms of syabu were seized from four Nigerians and a Ghanaian.
He said four of the suspects were arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and one in Kepong.
According to him, in the first case on Monday, police nabbed a Nigerian at a hypermarket in Kepong at 4.30pm and seized from him 2.2 kg of syabu hidden in a special compartment of a bag he was carrying.
In the second case on Monday at 7.40pm, police arrested a Ghana national who arrived at KLIA from Bangkok, Thailand and was found to have 1.13 kg of syabu also hidden in a special compartment of the bag he was carrying.
In the third operation on Wednesday, police apprehended two Nigerian men separately at KLIA when they were suspected of swallowing drug pellets and after being examined at Serdang Hospital, 70 capsules weighing 1.3 kg were removed from them.
“They had arrived separately from Nairobi in Kenya and Bangkok respectively.
They are still detained at the hospital as there are some remaining capsules yet to be removed from them,” said Noor Rashid.
He said in the fourth raid at 8.30pm yesterday, police arrested another Nigerian who arrived at KLIA from Cairo, Egypt and seized from him, 500g of syabu hidden in a special compartment of his bag.
All the foreign nationals are being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for drug trafficking. — Bernama