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Nadirah H. Rodzi
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

Malaysia, Crime

37kg shipment mailed from Addis Ababa by drug syndicate snatched at KLIA

The Star/ANN | Nadirah H. Rodzi | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

Methamphetamine also known as 'Crystal Meth' kills brain cells, loads the body with toxins and weakens the heart, muscles and bones.

KUALA LUMPUR - Bukit Aman has intercepted about 37kg of methamphetamine worth RM4million (S$1.5 million) couriered via air cargo at the KL International Airport (KLIA).

Federal Narcotics Criminal Inves­tigations director Comm Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the substance in eight packets was consigned by a Nigerian drug syndicate and arrived on Sunday.

"We received information about the shipment following the interrogation of nine Nigerian men arrested two weeks ago."

"The drugs were detected by the K9 unit at about 7.15pm. They were packed in a gunny sack and were flown from Addis Ababa via the Ethiopian flight," he said at a press conference at the federal police headquarters.

Comm Noor Rashid added that the parcel was mailed to a fake address by the syndicate.

On Oct 11, The Star reported that nine Nigerian men, including two kingpins, were detained at seven locations in the Klang Valley in a series of busts by the Bukit Aman Special Tactics and Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING).

The raids were launched following the seizure of 3.3kg of methamphetamine at the airport from an air cargo (flight) from Nigeria.

It was reported that the syndicate was also actively distributing narcotics in South-East Asia.

Two women - a Malaysian from Sarawak and a Tanzanian - were also arrested in the busts.

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