Wisma Putra to assist six detained for drugs

  • Nation
  • Friday, 14 Jun 2019

KUANTAN: The Malaysian Em­­bassy in Indonesia will render assistance to the six Malaysians arrested for allegedly smuggling 37kg of syabu.

Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said he received information about the case and instructed officials to provide the necessary aid.

“When there are cases of Malaysians detained in a foreign country, we will follow the case and try to assist them, especially in the aspect of legal aid.

“However, it is important to note that we must respect the justice system of the foreign country,” he said at the Indera Mahkota Pakatan Harapan’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration here on Wednesday night.

The six Malaysians are suspected of trafficking methamphetamine aboard a luxury yacht.

It was reported that Indonesian police found 37kg of the drug in the yacht, which was docked at Batavia Sunda Kelapa Pier, North Jakarta, at 9.30pm on June 4.

According to Indonesian National Police Criminal Investigation De­­part­­­ment director Krisno Siregar, the yacht was believed to have sailed from Johor to Jakarta on the same day.

Five of the Malaysian suspects were from Johor, while the sixth was from Perak.

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