RM4.2 million drug smuggling attempt foiled

BATU PAHAT (Bernama) – An attempt to smuggle drugs believed to be syabu worth RM4.2 million was foiled by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) at the mouth of Sungai Parit Jawa, on Thursday night.

Director of Johor Maritime, First Admiral (Maritime) Aminuddin Abdul Rashid said in the raid at 7.40pm, the MMEA team detained a man believed to be attempting to take the drugs to be sold at the border areas.

He said the raid also found syabu estimated to weigh 30 kilogrammes.

“Our checks found the drugs were packed together with packets of Chinese tea and put in two blue barrels. He added that the MMEA also seized a fibre boat with an engine capacity of 115 horsepower, estimated to be worth RM40,000, a car estimated to be worth RM50,000 and three handphones worth RM4,000.

“The value of the confiscated items is estimated to be about RM4.3 million and the case has been handed over to the Batu Pahat Maritime Zone Investigation Unit,” he told reporters at the Batu Pahat Maritime Zone Base yesterday.

The case is being investigated under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.