KLANG: Over 650kg of a drug called Captagon worth over RM200mil were seized by the police here after a tip-off from their Saudi Arabia counterparts.
The drugs were seized in a raid on Monday (April 5) at Westport, said Bukit Aman Narcotic Crime Investigation Department director Comm Datuk Razarudin Husain.
He added that no arrests were made during the raid.
“The success of this operation is the result of our partnership with the General Directorate of Narcotics Control, Saudi Arabia. The information given to us enabled us to identify the ship and container when it docked last Sunday (April 4), ” he said.
“We know that the container was supposed to be transferred out and put onto another ship before heading off to Singapore on Tuesday (April 6), ” said Comm Razarudin at a press conference at the Port Klang police station on Thursday (April 8).
He added that the drugs were hidden inside aluminium floor springs, and said that the total value of the pills has been estimated to be around RM221,856,312.
“Out of the 889 boxes seized, 875 boxes contained the springs hidden with the pills. The drug is commonly used by terrorists fighting in the Middle East. However, it also has been used for recreational purposes, ” he said.
Comm Razarudin added that the drug gave a sense of strength to the person consuming it.
On the destination of the drugs, he said that the shipment was not meant for the Malaysian market.
“We don’t want it here, and it’s best if it stays that way, ” said Comm Razarudin.