International Drug Trafficking Syndicate Busted, Five Arrested

12 March 2008
Kuala Lumpur

An international drug trafficking syndicate has been busted with the arrest of five syndicate members on Monday at 5:30pm along Jalan Chow Kit. Three African and two Pakistani men aged between 25 and 39 years were arrested and 2.9kg of cocaine worth RM600,000 were seized.

The syndicate has been operating in Malaysia as a transit point for several years and the seized drugs were not meant for the local market. Two of the Africans entered the country on student visas while the Pakistani men were believed to be transporters as they arrived on Sunday using travel visas.

The suspects were remanded until 17 March 2008 and the case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act. Police believe that this syndicate is related to another syndicate caught earlier this month which used students to smuggle drugs.

The Star Online – International drug ring smashed
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