The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) successfully foiled an attempt to smuggle 61kg of drugs with an estimated value of about RM2 million at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Air Cargo Terminal, Free Trade Zone in Sepang.
As reported by BERNAMA, the drugs were concealed in three packages declared as ‘vehicle spare parts’ with a total of 60 green packages containing methamphetamine inside.
Moreover, preliminary investigations found that the packages were addressed to a recipient in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Central Zone JKDM Enforcement Operations director Wong Pun Sian commented that there were writings such as ‘refined Chinese tea’ and several other Mandarin writings on the packages which contained crystal powder.
He added that the modus operandi for the smugglers was to declare the packages as containing vehicle spare parts and hide the drugs in plastic tea bags to dodge authorities.
Currently, the case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. If convicted, offenders may face the death penalty or life imprisonment and whipping not less than 15 strokes.
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