Cops to seek extradition of 6 Malaysians caught in Hong Kong for drug smuggling

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will seek the extradition of the six Malaysians nabbed for trying to smuggle RM2million (S$658,000) worth of ketamine into Hong Kong, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

"We have a legal mutual assistance agreement with China and Hong Kong.

"Owing to our good relations with them, we will seek the extradition of the Malaysians once Hong Kong customs hands them over to the police there," he told reporters at a press conference after launching the Selangor Umno Convention at PWTC on Saturday.

Dr Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home Minister, added that anti-narcotics police from Bukit Aman would also conduct their own investigations and recommend charges against the six.

"We will take action against them even if they do it outside the country," he said.

The six Malaysians, aged between 18 and 28, were arrested on Wednesday (Nov 29) by customs officers at the Hong Kong International Airport after they were flagged for inspection at the customs clearance counter.

The drugs were found strapped to their bodies.

The six are being investigated to see if the drugs were smuggled into Malaysia before being brought to Hong Kong, and how the six suspects were recruited.