Man with two suitcases of Sarawak-bound syabu nabbed at KLIA

Selangor police chief Hussein Omar Khan showing the plastic bundles found in the suitcases seized from a suspected drug courier at KLIA Terminal 2. (Bernama pic)

SEPANG: Police have arrested a man carrying 38.8kg of syabu in two suitcases at Terminal Two of Kuala Lumpur International Airport yesterday.

Another man was arrested at a nearby hotel. They are believed to be couriers for a drugs syndicate from a neighbouring country for distribution in Sarawak, including Bintulu, Sibu and Miri, police said.

Selangor police chief Hussein Omar Khan said a 34-year-old man was detained at 4am at the airport. He had two suitcases filled with 37 plastic packages believed to be syabu, with a street value of about RM1.2 million.

Hussein said the suspects earned RM2,500 per trip, with records showing seven trips made between March and May. They were provided with flight tickets and accommodation near KLIA, with their task lasting two to three days.

“They were given bags of drugs to transport to Sarawak, where syndicate members awaited at drop-off points,” he elaborated.

Drug analysis revealed that the seized drugs could potentially cater to 77,700 users in a day, assuming a daily consumption of 0.5g per person.

The suspects have been remanded for seven days. Hussein said police surveillance has been intensified following increased attempts at drug smuggling.


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