Indian national nabbed at KLIA with 5.9kg of drugs

FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR and NURSYAHIRAH MARZUKI


SEPANG: An Indian national was nabbed at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Monday for allegedly trying to smuggle 5.9kg of drugs, worth RM260,000 into the country.


Sepang police chief Assistant Commissioner Abdul Aziz Ali said the 34-year-old man was arrested at the airport after police received a tip-off that he was carrying a bag containing the contraband.


“KLIA Narcotics Crime Investigation Division escorted the suspect to the Customs area to scan his luggage and later confirmed it.


“We found 40 boxes of drugs in his luggage, 38 of which were concealed in sweets,” he said.


Aziz said the drugs have been sent to the lab to determine its type.


The suspect, he said, arrived here at 6.50am from Mumbai, India and was apprehended at 8.20am.


Initial investigations showed he had entered the country three times using social visit pass.


“We also learnt that the drugs were supposed to be delivered to an unknown individual in the country.


“We are still tracking down his accomplice here. He is currently under remand until April 16.“ he said.