A part of the 5,080 gram of methamphetamine or syabu seized by the Royal Malaysia Police and the Royal Malaysian Customs Department from two Nigerian suspects. PIX: SAFWAN MANSOR

By Kumara Sabapatty

KUALA LUMPUR – The Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) denied the report by an Indonesian news portal that the Malaysian police refuse to work with other countries to curb drugs.

The Director of NCID said, Datuk Seri Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said, the report is not true.

“I strongly deny that claim in regards to the authorities in this country.

“NCID has worked closely with our partners across Asia, especially our neighbour, Indonesia.

“You must remember that on 13 January, be gave them a huge lead which brought to the arrest of Nigerian, Indonesian and Hong Kong citizens in a high value drug heist.

“I do not agree with the news claim on Indonesia that said we don’t cooperate. In fact, Malaysia is very strict in wiping out drug syndicates and since we declared a war on drugs in 1980,” he answered the media in Bukit Aman this morning.

The media conference was held on NCID’s success in arresting two Nigerians aged 31 and 33 for drugs.

Both of the suspects will be remanded until 19 April for investigation under Section 39B Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

He elaborated further, the Malaysia police has assisted in intelligence provision in drugs cases via bilateral relationships. –MalaysiaGazette



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