SHAH ALAM: An electrician was arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle over 2kg of syabu (meth) out of the country.
Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin said the 51-year-old suspect was arrested at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) on Feb 27.
“Our personnel saw the suspect acting suspiciously just as he was about to pass through the scanner, and stopped him.
“When we checked him, we found several packets strapped to his thighs and shins, believed to contain 2.3kg of syabu,” he told reporters at the Selangor police headquarters on Friday (March 1).
Noor Azam said investigations revealed the man was headed for South Korea.
“The suspect is believed to have been offered RM8,000 to smuggle the drugs out.
“He received RM1,000 in advance and would receive the remaining cash if he successfully delivered the drugs,” he alleged, adding that further probing revealed the suspect was offered the smuggling job via social media.
He said the suspect, who came from Perak, had been remanded for a week to help with investigations.