Customs detain four men, seize 154 kg of methamphetamine

21 May 2024 05:07pm
Operation team found four bags filled with food packets with durian logos containing clear crystals suspected to be methamphetamine.
Operation team found four bags filled with food packets with durian logos containing clear crystals suspected to be methamphetamine.
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NILAI - The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (Customs) detained four local men and seized 145 kilogrammes of methamphetamine worth RM5 million on May 14, acting Customs deputy director-general (enforcement and compliance) Ribuan Abdullah said.

He added that a team of the Customs narcotics branch and the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) Narcotics Crimes Investigation Department conducted a special operation on the southbound route of the North South Expressway near the Sungai Buaya turnoff in Selangor and inspected a Proton X50 that stopped at the emergency lane in a suspicious manner and found four bags filled with food packets with durian logos containing clear crystals suspected to be methamphetamine at around 4.40 pm.

"The driver, a local man, 45, was arrested and remanded till May 28 and preliminary investigations revealed that the drugs were obtained in the north and transported to the Klang Valley,” he said during a media conference at the Customs Narcotics Branch here today.

Ribuan said three other local men, suspected to be the driver’s accomplices were subsequently arrested, the first two, aged 24 and 29, in a Toyota Vios at the Duta Toll Plaza, Kuala Lumpur, and the last man, 34, driving a Perodua Myvi was arrested in Belmas Johan Industrial Area, Rawang Selangor.

The three suspects were acting as lookouts and have been remanded for 10 days till May 24, he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. - BERNAMA

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