Customs Dept seizes 100kg syabu worth RM5 million in Penampang

KOTA KINABALU (Bernama) – The Customs Department detained a man and seized 100kg of syabu worth about RM5 million in Penampang on February 21.

Customs assistant director-general (enforcement) Datuk Abdul Latif Abdul Kadir said the 40-year-old man was detained by the enforcement team from the Kota Kinabalu branch at 2.15pm.

Abdul Latif said during the raid, the suspect was caught with several boxes and upon inspection, several plastic bags containing crystalline substance believed to be syabu were found in those boxes.

“From the investigations it was found that the drugs would be stored in protein drink bottles before being distributed to other locations via courier service,” he told reporters.

He said the seizure was the largest carried out by Sabah Customs for the last three years and the case was being investigated under Section 39B (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

Meanwhile, in a separate case, a 20-year-old woman who had just arrived from Kuala Lumpur was detained when she was found carrying five kg of syabu at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport on March 1.

The 100kg of syabu worth about RM5 million seized by the Customs Department on display. – BERNAMA