10 foreign students arrested with heroin and cannabis
SHAH ALAM: Ten foreign students suspected to be trafficking in heroin and cannabis were arrested in raids around the Klang Valley on Monday with 1.2kg of the drugs worth RM63,000 seized.
In the first operation, police arrested four Nigerian students and seized two plastic packets containing 932gm heroin during a raid in front of a hotel in Subang Jaya at about 8.45am.
Selangor Narcotics CID chief ACP Nordin Kadir said the four suspects, aged between 23 and 28 and studying at different colleges, were believed to be involved in drug trafficking for the overseas market.
He said the drug seized could be worth RM60,000, while in the second operation yesterday, police arrested six foreign students at an apartment in Puchong, near here, and seized a bag containing 355gm of compressed cannabis worth RM3,000.
“Three of the suspects are Nigerians while the rest are a Saudi Arabian, a Yemeni and a Somalian, and they are aged 20 to 23,” he added.
All 10 suspects are being remanded until Nov 28 and the cases are being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. — Bernama
Wednesday November 25, 2009
COMMENT: It would appear Malaysia is in the midst of a drug sweep / propaganda push in light of the news reports there this week.