Woman held for trying to smuggle heroin in durians

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  • Saturday, 19 Oct 2019

Caught in the act: Zulkurnain (centre) together with other officials showing thow the drugs were hidden in the durian during the media conference at the Customs Department in Petaling Jaya. — Bernama

PETALING JAYA: A 34-year-old woman was detained after she was found to have concealed drugs in hollowed out durians that she tried to export out from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (Subang) airport here.

According to Customs Department officials, she tried to pass off 20 polystyrene foam boxes that were meant to be shipped to Hong Kong as frozen durians.

Central Zone Customs assistant director-general, Datuk Zulkarnain Mohamed Yusuf, said the suspected 6.13kg heroin stash was valued at RM953,529 was discovered at the airport during a raid on a cargo company on Monday.

The operation was conducted by a special team from the Central Zone (Selangor) investigation unit II division.At a press conference at the Federal Territory Customs Complex in Kelana Jaya yesterday, Zulkarnain said that after checking the 20 boxes, four of the boxes were found containing white-coloured compact packets wrapped in clear plastic, believed to contain heroin, within the frozen fruits.

He said the woman has been placed in remand for five days for investigation under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. —Bernama

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