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Malaysian police bust syndicate smuggling drugs to Sarawak with arrest of two men

SHAH ALAM (BERNAMA) – Police in Malaysia have smashed a syndicate smuggling drugs to Sarawak following the arrest of two men at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminal 2 in Sepang and the seizure of drugs worth MYR1.76 million.

Selangor deputy police chief Datuk S Sasikala Devi said the two construction workers, a 29-year-old local and a 44-year-old foreigner, were nabbed at 4.11am on April 22 before they could board their flight to Sibu.

“Both suspects were acting suspiciously and were detained during the baggage scanning process, which led to the discovery of 7,000 grammes (g) of methamphetamine, 5,950g of Erimin 5 pills, and 61g of ecstasy pills.

“These drugs were found hidden in a sling bag and a suitcase belonging to the suspects,” she said at a press conference at the Selangor contingent police headquarters yesterday.

Following the arrest, police raided the suspects’ rented condominium unit in Seri Kembangan and seized 9,000g of Erimin 5 pills and 169.65g of ketamine. She said the drugs seized from the two locations were worth MYR1.76 million.

The syndicate had been active for about four months and the two suspects had smuggled drugs into Sarawak using commercial flights on several occasions, she said.

Sasikala Devi said the local man had records of four drug-related offences and both suspects tested positive for amphetamine and methamphetamine.

“Both suspects have been remanded for seven days until April 28 and this case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952,” she said.

Selangor deputy police chief Datuk S Sasikala Devi shows the drugs seized by police. PHOTO: BERNAMA
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