Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Syabu worth RM630m seized, four arrested

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The Customs Department and police seized five million syabu pills which could be worth about RM630 million if reprocessed in an operation last Saturday.

Customs assistant director (Enforcement Division), Datuk Zainul Abidin Taib said the seizure was made at the PLUS Highway Bukit Tagar exit road, northbound from Klang, at about 8.30pm on Dec 31, 2011.

"The pills weighing 903.2 kg could produce more than 80 million pills if reprocessed," he told a news conference, here, today.

He said a Singaporean man, a Taiwanese and two local men aged between 40 and 50 were also arrested during the operation.

Zainul Abidin said a Customs-police team had been trailing a van and a Mitsubhisi Triton pick-up from the Bukit Raja toll plaza, near Klang town,
following a public tip-off that it was carrying prohibited goods.

He said the two vehicles were then stopped at the Bukit Tagar toll exit road and upon inspection, were found to carry 50 boxes containing 5,000 bottles of syabu pills.

"The four men in the two vehicles are being remanded for seven days for investigation under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1952 which carries the mandatory death sentence.

"We are also looking for two more suspects who are believed to be in Penang now to facilitate our investigation," he added.

In another operation, 10.2 kg of syabu worth RM2.55 million were seized by Customs from three men at the KL International Airport on Jan 1 at 8.45pm upon their arrival from a European country.

Zainul Abidin said that during scanning, each of their luggage bags was found to contain 3.4 kg of syabu and the suspects were being remanded for seven days for investigation under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

Read more: Syabu worth RM630m seized, four arrested - Top News - New Straits Times

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