Man held in Tawau over RM1m Syabu dust
Published on: Monday, March 16, 2020
By: The Star
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PETALING JAYA: A drug smuggler ferrying over RM1mil in drugs hidden inside tyres of a boat was arrested by the Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order Department.

“A General Operation Force team in Tawau, Sabah stopped the boat on March 14 that had come from Nunukan, Indonesia. Checks on the boat led to the discovery of four tyres that were used to hide 20 packages of what is believed to be syabu.

“Around 21.19kg of the drugs were seized, with an estimated value of RM1,166,460,” said department director Comm Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani in a statement on Sunday (March 15).

The suspect has been remanded until March 21 at Tawau police headquarters.

In an unrelated case, two separate operations against smuggling syndicates were launched, leading to a combined seizure of over RM5mil in illegal cigarettes.

The first raid on March 13 was launched in Jinjang, Kuala Lumpur.

Eight suspects, aged between 24 and 53, were arrested. Around 2,250,000 illegal cigarettes, with a value of RM1,687,500, were seized during the operation.

The second raid, in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, saw four suspects nabbed.

“A total of 4,433,333 cigarettes (valued at RM3,332,500) were seized as well as two lorries. All four suspects, aged between 37 and 42, have been remanded until March 17,” he said. – Star



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