MMEA team finds 8kg of syabu on buoy

BATU PAHAT: Sungai Sarang Buaya is no longer infamous for crocodiles after 8kg of syabu was found on a buoy there.

The discovery of the tactic used by smugglers was made by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).

Batu Pahat Zone Maritime director Commander Mohamad Othman said the drugs, worth RM440,000, was found by MMEA personnel patrolling the waters off Batu Pahat to Muar at about 2pm on Saturday.

He said the MMEA team detected a suspicious object on the buoy at Permatang Kuala, about five nautical miles south of Sungai Sarang Buaya.

“As the they approached the buoy, they saw a barrel containing packages wrapped with black plastic sheet.

“On closer inspection, they found eight packets of Chinese tea sachets containing crystal powder believed to be syabu, ” he said yesterday.

In the past, villagers in the area had often complained about seeing crocodiles in the river.

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