Customs seize RM2m worth of methamphetamine at KLIA, KLIA2

The Customs Department has seized RM2 million worth of methamphetamine at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2. ― File pic
The Customs Department has seized RM2 million worth of methamphetamine at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2. ― File pic

SEPANG, July 23 ― The Customs Department seized methamphetamine worth a total of RM2 million in two separate busts this month at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2).

KLIA Customs director Datuk Chik Omar Chik Lim told a press conference today that the drugs were seized from both airports on July 5 and July 13.

“For the first case, the parcel arrived at KLIA on July 5 from Lagos (Nigeria)... there was one exhaust pipe that contained white powder in which we identified as methamphetamine, weighing at 0.470kg and costing RM89,300,” Chik Omar said.

He said Customs could not reach the receiver through the number provided, so investigation is still ongoing.

In the July 13 haul, he said enforcers seized over RM1 million worth of the same drug at low-cost carrier terminal KLIA2 and arrested two men from India who had claimed they were entering the country for business.

According to Chik Omar, a scan at the airport revealed suspicious images inside the two suspects' luggage.

Upon checking, they found white powder in the bags and identified them later as methamphetamine.

“The weight is about 5.02kg and 5.04kg and the whole value is RM1,911,400. Investigation revealed that the two suspects have made about 10 trips to Malaysia for business,” he added.

The suspects were remanded for seven days and will be sentenced to death if found guilty.

Both cases are being investigated under Section 39 (b) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

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