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Published: Friday December 6, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday December 6, 2013 MYT 7:12:57 AM

Cops smash South African drug ring's Johor Baru link

JOHOR BARU: Police have smashed an international drug syndicate with the arrest of four foreigners and seizure of syabu worth half a million ringgit.

The four suspects including two Nigerian men, an Indonesian and a Vietnamese woman, aged between 22 and 27 years old, were arrested in front of a hotel in Jalan Kebun Teh at around 7.15am on Monday.

Johor police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said the drugs, which was kept in a bag, weighed at least 1kg and had a street value of RM500,000.

SDCP Mohd Mokhtar said one of the Nigerian men, aged 24, and the 22-year-old Vietnamese woman claimed to be in Malaysia on student passes.

”Initial investigation showed that the two men have been involved with drug distribution activities in and around Kuala Lumpur.

”We have reason to believe that they were part of a South African drug ring that is trying to widen their distribution circle to markets outside the Klang Valley,” he told reporters here yesterday.

He added the other Nigerian, aged 25, and Indonesian, aged 27, did not possess valid travel documents.

All four were remanded until Dec 8 for investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act, which carries a mandatory death sentence if convicted.

Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, drugs, Nigerian, international syndicate, police, syabu

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