14 February 2009
Kuala Lumpur narcotics police scored their biggest drug bust in three years with the arrest of three men and seizure of RM1.8 million worth of heroin.
Two African men, aged 25 and 34 years, were remanded in a taxi at the Pantai Dalam toll on Thursday at 4:20pm. Police found two empty luggage bags which they later found hidden compartments inside when they brought the suspects to the police station for investigations. Four packages wrapped in aluminium foil contained 3kg of high-grade heroin.
Working on the suspects’ information, police proceeded to raid the suspects’ condominium apartment in Bandar Sunway at 7pm and arrested the third man from Tanzania. Two packages of heroin and 142 heroin capsules were also seized from the apartment. It is believed that the capsules are swallowed by drug traffickers.
In total, police recovered 8.6kg of high-grade heroin, which was meant for distribution overseas, such as Shenzen, China, which the Tanzanian man was scheduled to fly to.
The suspects are believed to be students in a local college here. They are being investigated under Section 39(b) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries the mandatory death sentence.
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