MMEA seizes syabu worth RM440,000 found floating off Batu Pahat

BATU PAHAT: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has seized 8kg of syabu worth RM440,000 stashed in eight Chinese tea packages floating near a buoy in Sungai Sarang Buaya here.

Batu Pahat maritime director Mohamad Othman said the crystal powder was packed in Chinese tea packaging and wrapped in black plastic bags before they were shoved into a plastic oil drum.

He said the oil drum was spotted floating near the Permatang Kuala buoy about five nautical miles south of the river at around 2am on Saturday (Jan 9).

“A team of MMEA personnel were patrolling along Batu Pahat and Muar waters when they noticed the floating object.

"After cutting the drum open, they found the drugs hidden in the Chinese tea packages, each weighing 1kg," said Mohamad.

He added that MMEA would continue patrolling Malaysian waters and take action on those found to have violated the law.

Mohamad urged the maritime community and members of the public to cooperate with the authorities to combat such illegal activities.

The Batu Pahat MMEA can be reached via its 24-hour hotline at 07-434 4020.

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