Smugglers mailing drugs into the country


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 26 Jan 2006

PUTRAJAYA: Drug smugglers are now mailing drugs into the country as their attempts to get individuals to bring in the substance from overseas are being foiled by the authorities. 

The drugs, sealed in packages, are now being sent via mail or courier. 

Customs personnel stationed at Pos Malaysia Bhd’s mail and courier centre in Sepang recently stumbled upon the modus operandi, when 3kg of valium and 800gm of ketamine were found to have been couriered into the country. 

The authorities found the valium in one of the parcel boxes on Jan 19 and the ketamine the day after. 

Deputy director-general (preventive) Datuk Mat Yusof Abdullah said the parcels were couriered from China and Taiwan and were addressed to a “certain location in Kuala Lumpur” which he declined to reveal, saying that investigations were ongoing. 

Mat Yusof said the name of the receiver was not stated in full. 

“It was addressed to a company and the staff denied any knowledge of the matter,” he told a press conference yesterday.  

“We have arrested several people for questioning.  

“Our station at the Pos Malaysia centre in Sepang is well equipped with x-ray machines and dogs that can sniff out drugs.”  

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