12 October 2012

Thai Woman Arrested With 2.1kg Syabu

ALOR SETAR: A Thai woman was detained for smuggling in drugs, believed to be Syabu, worth RM399,000 at the Bukit Kayu Hitam Immigration Complex Express Bus Station, Tuesday.

Kedah Customs director Datuk Abdul Aziz Abdul Latif said the woman, 41, was detained at noon after two packages, wrapped in opaque plastic and containing white crystals, was found in her bag.

“We took the woman here (Customs office in Alor Star) and found two packages in her bag weighing 2.1kg and covered in blue carbon with the word ‘pelican’ on them containing drugs, believed to be Syabu,” he told reporters, here,yesterday.

He said the woman, who worked as a masseuse in Kuala Lumpur, was remanded seven days for further investigation under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries the mandatory death sentence if convicted.

Abdul Aziz said, based on her passport, the woman had entered Malaysia four times before but was detained for the first time.

“She used a new modus operandi by boarding a bus at Hatyai to Danok before hiring a car to enter the country in the hope that the Malaysian authorities would not conduct inspections at passenger routes,” he said. - Bernama

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