Armed robbers strike Malaysia Customs office, haul away drugs worth $10.2m

PHOTO: The Star/Asia News Network

SEREMBAN - Police have confirmed that robbers armed with sticks raided the Customs Department's narcotics unit here and carted away RM30mil (S$10.2mil) worth of illicit drugs that had been confiscated and stored there.

The masked robbery occurred early Sunday (Aug 5), said Nilai OCPD Supt Zaldino Zaludin.

He said state police chief DCP Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin will issue a statement on the matter.

"We received a report on the robbery and the state police chief will be issuing a statement on it," Supt Zaldino told The Star on Monday.

Berita Harian reported that intruders broke into the Customs narcotics office in Kampung Jijan in Nilai and carted away the drugs reportedly worth RM30mil in a robbery at 3am on Sunday.

The report, quoting police sources, said 10 men entered Customs' premises in two four-wheel-drive vehicles and a car.

The masked men assaulted the two security guards on duty and tied them up before breaking open a container and taking away the drugs.

The men apparently told the guards that the drugs belonged to them, then fled the scene.

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