Malaysia syndicates getting creative in smuggling drugs

Malaysia syndicates getting creative in smuggling drugs
SDCP Ahmad Ibrahim (centre) showing the adapters during a press conference at the Kedah police contingent headquarters in Alor Setar.

ALOR SETAR - At first glance, they looked like ordinary laptop power adapters.

However, they powered more than just laptops because these were stuffed with syabu worth over RM300,000 (S$118,000).

Acting on a tip-off, Kedah police at the Changlun bus station stopped a Thai woman from smuggling the drugs into the country.

Kedah police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Ahmad Ibrahim said following a search, police found over 40 adapters of various brands in the luggage of the woman, who is a single mother in her 30s.

"We felt something amiss because each adapter was so heavy.

"When we cracked it open, we found compressed packets of syabu in several of the units," he told reporters at the Kedah police contingent headquarters here yesterday.

A total of 2.4kg of syabu was seized during the 3.30pm incident on Wednesday.

SDCP Ahmad Ibrahim said during the time of her arrest, the woman was waiting to board an express bus for Kuala Lumpur.

"We are still investigating her exact destination.

"Initial investigation showed that she entered Malaysia via Bukit Kayu Hitam eight times prior to this incident," he said, adding that the woman had been remanded until Sept 10.

The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries the mandatory death penalty.

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