NIBONG TEBAL: A decomposed body of an unidentified man was found in a drum at an oil palm estate in Simpang Ampat here on Saturday (Feb 20).
South Seberang Prai OCPD Deputy Supt Lee Chong Chern said the body was found by an estate worker at about 6pm.
"The worker suspected something amiss when he smelled a stench from the nearby area while working. He then saw a blue drum and discovered a body was stuffed into it," DSP Lee said.
DSP Lee said the worker informed his colleague upon the discovery, and their employer lodged a police report on Sunday (Feb 21) at about 10am.
DSP Lee said from initial investigations, the remains were believed to belong to a foreign national and the victim had been dead for about a month.
"The victim was in his 40s and was wearing a pair of shorts and a T-shirt when he was found in the blue drum," he said.
Checks on the body found no criminal elements or injuries and there were no objects or weapons found by the forensics unit at the scene.
“The victim’s body will be sent to Seberang Jaya Hospital and a post-mortem will be carried out tomorrow (Feb 22) morning,” DSP Lee added.