Spa, wellness and drugs

PETALING JAYA: A 44-year-old businesswoman was among seven individuals nabbed in connection to drug trafficking following a raid at a luxury bungalow in upscale Tropicana Indah here.

Sources said the woman, said to be a former Datin, was detained along with six others, including her drivers and other employees in the raid on Dec 16.

It is learnt that the woman is the owner of a chain of spa and wellness centres in the Klang Valley.

Police seized an array of drugs from the bungalow including syabu, ganja and heroin, along with two luxury vehicles.

“The businesswoman and three others, who are her employees, tested positive for drugs. Three of the suspects also have criminal records,” the source said.

Neighbours expressed shock over the raid, claiming that the woman held a low profile and did not mingle with others in the neighbourhood.

They said police had approached neighbours for information following the arrests.

In an unrelated case, six Indonesians who had been blacklisted from entering the country were arrested for illegal entry.

Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Khairul Dzaimee Daud said they were arrested in an operation at Terminal Bas Bersepadu (BTS) in Bandar Tasik Selatan yesterday following a tip-off that a group of foreigners were sent to Kuala Lumpur via a bus.

“We believe they entered the country illegally through Sungai Golok in Kelantan.

“The raiding team managed to track the bus used to transport the foreigners at the East Coast Highway and followed them to TBS,” he said.

Upon arrival at the bus terminal, Immigration officers conducted checks on all passengers and detained five Indonesian men and an Indonesian woman aged between 35 and 54.

“The foreigners had stamps on their passports to indicate they exited a neighbouring country and entered Malaysia. The forged stamps were meant to fool authorities into believing they entered the country legally.

“All six are on the blacklist and have been barred from entering Malaysia due to past offences,” he added.

Khairul Dzaimee said a syndicate had brought the foreigners from Indonesia to a neighbouring country via flight before entering Malaysia illegally.

“All of them admitted to not going through Immigration checks when entering Malaysia,” he said.

The foreigners entered Malaysia to seek employment with their former bosses in Kuala Lumpur, which had been arranged by the syndicate, Khairul Dzaimee added.

“They had to pay between RM5,000 and RM6,000 to an agent in Indonesia to arrange entry to Malaysia. They are being held at an Immigration depot in Putrajaya for further investigation,” he said.

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