Loke wants probe of heroin smuggling bid from Malaysia to Australia


PUTRAJAYA: The Transport Ministry wants a full investigation on the 300kg-plus heroin shipment from Malaysia that was seized by Australian police, says its minister Anthony Loke.

It has demanded full details of the incident, including the shipment's port of exit, he added.

“I have no details of the case but I want information. We will... carry out an investigation.

“We want to find out where it (the drug) came from,” he said on Tuesday (April 11).

Loke said the ministry took a serious view of cases in which Malaysian ports were used to ship prohibited goods, including drugs.

“We want answers as to why this is happening within our port limits,” he added.

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On Monday (April 10), Bukit Aman confirmed that the Australian Federal Police had seized 336kg of narcotics in Brisbane last month.

The drugs, worth an estimated RM789.56mil, were hidden within cement blocks in a container from Malaysia.

It reached Australia on March 13.

The Australian Associated Press reported on April 6 that the seizure was the second largest heroin haul in the country.

A 55-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly collected and transported the heroin to Mount Druitt, Sydney.

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