Cops nab suspected drug courier at KLIA


  • Nation
  • Monday, 02 Jun 2003

BY BEH YUEN HUI

SEPANG: A Zimbabwean man was made to sit on a toilet bowl for almost a week, under the watchful eyes of Narcotics Department policemen, to flush out from his bowels more than 100 rubber tubes believed to be stuffed with cocaine. 

Police had on May 24 arrested the 30-year-old businessman, who was believed to be a courier for drug syndicates, after a tip-off when he landed at the KL International Airport from the Netherlands. 

So far, police have retrieved more than 100 rubber tubes which were “forced out” from his bowels by medical experts. 

Sources said they believed the drugs were not meant for the Malaysian market.  

The syndicates, they said, were merely using Kuala Lumpur as a transit point to traffic drugs into neighbouring countries. 

It is believed that the rubber tubes would be sent to the Chemistry Department soon to be tested. 

The suspect has been remanded to help in investigations. 

It is learnt that he travelled from Lima, Peru, to Amsterdam before arriving here and is believed to be heading to other countries to deliver the drugs. 

Medical officers found that his body was stuffed with the rubber tubes when police sent him for tests at the Banting Hospital.  

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