Police Nab Indonesian Drug Mule, Seize Heroin At KLIA
SHAH ALAM, Sept 16 (Bernama) -- Selangor police detained an Indonesian woman, suspected to be a drug mule, and seized heroin weighing 3.4kg, at the KL International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, two days ago.
The drugs were found in a plastic package stored in a modified compartment of a suitcase belonging to the 27-year-old woman who had arrived from Bangalore, India about 8am.
State Narcotics Crime Investigation Department chief ACP Nordin Kadir said the high-grade drugs valued at RM300,000, was believed to have been smuggled for sale in Malaysia and Third World countries.
He said initial investigations revealed that the woman was paid US$400 (US$1= RM3.5) to carry the drugs, adding that the suspect had visited Malaysia on three other occassions this year.
The woman has been remanded until Sept 22 to facilitate investigations.
"We are trying to determine whether the woman is from the same syndicate as another female Indonesian passenger who was arrested on Sept 5 for attempting to smuggle two kilogrammes of heroin," said Nordin.
Nordin said they arrested the woman after observing the suspicious manner in which she claimed her luggage and the physical check which was conducted, following the scanner machine's inability to detect anything.
In addition, he said, the woman who lived in Jakarta claimed to have been unemployed but could afford to travel to Malaysia and India.
September 16, 2009 20:40 PM