Malaysia seizes 380 kilos of meth slated for Australia

By VNA   March 26, 2024 | 08:20 pm PT
The Royal Malaysian Customs Department on Tuesday busted an international drug trafficking syndicate and seized 380 kilos of methamphetamine worth MYR12.54 million (US$2.7 million) at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Datuk Sazali Mohamad, Deputy Director-General of the department, said the enforcement officers confiscated a suspicious looking pallet boxes labeled as Chinese herbal tea which instead contained crystal clear substances believed to be dangerous drugs such as methamphetamine.

Sazali said preliminary investigations revealed that the merchandise was declared as magnetic hard disk drive from the Bayan Lepas Cargo Complex in Penang on March 18 and then transported by road to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport's cargo complex on March 19.

It is clear that the goods were to be exported by air to Sydney, Australia. The information about the exporter of the goods that exists is a company that manufactures hard discs in Kulim, Kedah, but it is suspected to be abused by the drug trafficking syndicate.

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