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Published: Saturday March 8, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Saturday March 8, 2014 MYT 7:07:06 AM

Seven Africans nabbed for drug smuggling activities

KUALA LUMPUR: Seven African students and a local man have been arrested for drug smuggling activities.

The students would receive packages via courier service which sometimes contained electronic items with the drugs hidden inside.

Federal Narcotic Crime Investi­gation Depart­ment (NCID) director Comm Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said that following a tip-off, his team launched a series of raids to nab those involved between Feb 20 and March 6.

“In some of the raids, we followed the packages from the time the recipients picked them up until they went home before we arrested them,” he told reporters at Bukit Aman yesterday.

He said the police arrested three Nigerian men, three women from Uganda and a local man aged between 22 and 42.

“We also seized about 4.9kg of syabu which were hidden in DVD players. The DVD players were couriered from overseas,” he said, adding that the drugs were worth about RM900,000.

Comm Noor Rashid said the drug syndicate had already made links with local drug pushers, which meant that the drugs were supposed to be sold locally.

Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, syabu, dvd player, coom noor rashid, courier

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