The Customs Department successfully foiled an attempt to illegally transport drugs worth over RM3.2 million in a major operation. The drugs were cleverly hidden within commercial parcels in the cargo area of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Sepang. The dedicated team from the department’s Central Zone Export branch intercepted a lorry near Gate 9 (Export), KLIA Cargo, where they uncovered an astonishing 67,098 kilograms (kg) of drugs. Upon inspection of 24 parcels, it was found that four fruit parcels contained the illegal substances.
The Central Zone Enforcement Operations director disclosed that the confiscated drugs, weighing 41.8407 kg, were believed to be methamphetamine, while another 25.2573 kg were suspected to be methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA). He further stated that based on the total weight of the drugs seized, approximately 336,000 drug addicts could potentially be saved.
During the initial investigation, it was revealed that the parcels were destined for an address in Sabah. Authorities are conducting further investigations to apprehend the individuals involved in this illicit operation. The director emphasized that the syndicate’s technique involved concealing drugs in boxes and placing them inside gunny sacks to avoid detection. The case is being investigated under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.