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Customs Seize 44.95Kg of Methamphetamine Worth RM8.54 Million From Indian National at KLIA

PUTRAJAYA: The Customs Department has seized 44.95kg of Methamphetamine worth around RM8.54 million from an Indian national who arrived from Chennai at KLIA last week.



The businessman, who is in his 30s, was caught carrying two suitcase containing the drugs that were wrapped in black plastic and packets of hair dye.
Its director-general Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad said the man had been detained under Section 39(B) of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952 for further investigation.
"This is the biggest bust so far for the Customs Department in KLIA. Since early of this year, the department has crippled 120 attempts of drug smuggling worth about RM114.53 million nationwide.
"For KLIA alone until November, there are 61 cases (of drug smuggling cases) worth RM44.391 million," he said in a Press conference today.
Khazali said the department was aware of attempts by drug smugglers to use smaller domestic airports to move the contraband into the country.
"We have issued alerts to all states to be on the look out for the latest modus operandi of drug smuggling via domestic airports," he added.
Customs director-general Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad (centre) shows the drugs that was confiscated from an Indian national at KLIA.
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