Woman held for trying to smuggle heroin in durians

PETALING JAYA (Bernama) – A 34-year-old woman who supposedly arranged for the export of 20 styrofoam boxes to Hong Kong that had content declared as frozen durian has been detained by the Customs Department.

Central Zone Customs Assistant Director-General, Datuk Zulkarnain Mohamed Yusuf, said the suspected heroin weighing 6.13kg and valued at RM953,529 was discovered at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Subang during a raid on a cargo company on Monday. The operation was conducted by a team from the Central Zone (Selangor) investigation Unit II division.

At a press conference yesterday at the Federal Territory Customs Complex in Kelana Jaya, Zulkarnain said that after checking the 20 styrofoam boxes, “four of the boxes were found with white-coloured compact packets wrapped in clear plastic and suspected to be heroin, in the frozen fruit”.

He said the woman has been placed in remand for five days for investigation under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

Central Zone Customs Assistant Director-General, Datuk Zulkarnain Mohamed Yusuf shows the suspected heroin weighing 6.13kg and valued at RM953,529 found in the frozen fruit. PHOTO: BERNAMA