International drug mule nabbed at KLIA

The police has successfully fail an attempt of international drug syndicate to smuggle 3.8 kilogramme of cocaine into Malaysia.

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Deputy Commander of Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING), SAC Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed with the Chief of Selangor Narcotic Crime Investigation Department, Amarjit Singh (right) in a media conference on the successful drug seize involving international drug mule. PIX: IQBAL BASRI, 15 MEI 2017.

By Kumara Sabapatty

KUALA LUMPUR – The police has successfully fail an attempt of international drug syndicate to smuggle 3.8 kilogramme of cocaine into Malaysia.

A search by the Selangor Narcotic Crime Investigation Department and Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING) at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Sepang around 6.00 P.M. on 12 May lead to an arrest of 22 year-old local suspect.

Deputy Commander of STING, Deputy Commissioner Arjunaidi Mohamed said, the suspect is a member of international  drug syndicate based in Nigeria.

The arrest was based on the tip off from their counterparts in Togo.

“The local man works as a labourer in KLIA after arriving from Africa.

“We have seized 3.8 kilogramme of cocaine hidden in 215 capsules in six tins of chocolates.

“After further investigation, it is believed that the drugs are not for Malaysian market, but to transport and supply to neighbouring countries,” he said in a media conference today.

A portion of the 215 cocaine capsules disguised as chocolates seized by the Narcotic Crime Investigation Department of Bukit Aman.   PIX: IQBAL BASRI, 15 MAY 2017.
A portion of the 215 cocaine capsules disguised as chocolates seized by the Narcotic Crime Investigation Department of Bukit Aman.
PIX: IQBAL BASRI, 15 MAY 2017.

Arjunaidi added, this is the first cocaine drug bust for 2017. The market value for the cocaine is worth RM1 million and can be supplied to 19,000 users. The police also seized currencies of several nationals worth RM1,500 from the suspect.

“We are working with the police of Togo and Africa to identify the frequency of suspect travelling to these countries and the wages for him to help the Nigerian cartel to smuggle the drugs to neighbouring countries.

“He is working solo at this moment. We are also investigating if there are more people involved in this Nigerian syndicate.

“The suspect is remanded for seven days from 12 May to 19 May and is investigated under Section 39B of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952,” he said.

The Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department have successfully arrested 69,472 individuals involved in drugs and seized various drugs worth RM95.68 million from January to 11 May. – MalaysiaGazette

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