Customs Department Seizes RM5.2b Worth Of Drugs, Biggest Drug Bust In M’sian History!

On Tuesday (March 23rd), the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) seized RM5.2b worth of drugs in the biggest drug bust in Malaysian history!

customs department seizes rm5.2b worth of drugs, biggest drug bust in m’sian history!Photo via Facebook (Jabatan Kastam DiRaja Malaysia)

JKDM director-general, Datuk Seri Abdul latif Abdul Kadir said that the drugs, weighing 16 tonnes, were found hidden inside the castor in three 40ft containers that arrived at the port from the Middle East. 

According to BERNAMA, JKDM seized RM94.8 million Captagon pills, which contain amphetamine, worth RM5.2 billion from the containers at Port Klang on March 15th, making it the largest drug haul in the country’s history. 

Initial investigations found that the containers were meant to be shipped to an East Asian country.

He also said that no arrest had been made so far. 

“We are currently conducting further investigations to determine whether the drug smuggling involved locals. It is learnt that once the goods arrive in this country, it will be shipped to a third country before being sent back to their country or origin. This is the modus operandi used by international drug syndicates,” he added.

This is to change the “ID” of the shipment.

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The seizure was made possible as a result of cooperation among JKDM, the Royal Malaysia Police and the Directorate General of Narcotics Control of the Ministry of Home Affairs of Saudi Arabia. 

The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act, which carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction.

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat