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RM6.85 million Penampang drug seizure
Published on: Saturday, February 24, 2024
By: Jonathan Nicholas
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RM6.85 million Penampang drug seizure
Nasir (centre) and his officers showing the tea bags used to stash the drugs.
Kota Kinabalu: Sabah Customs made its largest drug haul this year, with the seizure of 205kg of methamphetamine worth at least RM6.85 million last Thursday (Feb 15).

Sabah Zone Customs Assistant Director-General Datuk Mohd Nasir Deraman said the confiscation was made at the premises of a courier company at HS Commercial Centre in Donggongon, Penampang, around 9.10am.

He attributed the success to intelligence work and information from the Customs Department’s Operations Combat Team (Cobra).

He said the raiding team, which also included personnel from the enforcement branch of the Kota Kinabalu International Airport, found 15 boxes suspected of containing drugs.

Further examination of the boxes using a drug detection device found they contained methamphetamine, he told a press conference here, Friday.

He said no arrest had been made so far, but efforts were being made to trace the sender and receiver.

The modus operandi was to send the box containing the drug to the address of the courier company, where it would be picked up, he said.

Mohd Nasir said the investigation so far also found that the package had been sent via air cargo from Kuala Lumpur.

“This is the Sabah Customs Department’s first drug bust in 2024 and the biggest.”

He called for public cooperation to help JKDM fight smuggling activities by contacting the nearest Customs office or 1-800-88-8855.

The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act, of which penalty is death or lifetime imprisonment.

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