PADANG BESAR, Aug 18 — The Perlis Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) foiled an attempt to smuggle in 35 kilogrammes of syabu along the banks of Sungai Kuala Perlis, through the Mekong Dragon Operation on August 4.
Perlis Customs director Ismail Hashim said the syabu, estimated to be worth around RM1.15 million (RM1,152,360.00), was found in a sack of rice left by the riverside at about 7.30 pm.
During the inspection, we discovered golden packets of Chinese tea, which contained drugs,” he told the press today.
The confiscated syabu is able to meet the demand of 174,600 drug addicts, Ismail said, adding the smugglers used small boats to avoid being detected by authorities.
No arrests were made, however, as the suspects did not appear.
The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.