Police foil attempt to smuggle out drugs via courier

13 Apr 2019 / 19:48 H.

BUKIT MERTAJAM: The police have thwarted an attempt by a man to smuggle various types of drugs via courier to Japan on Wednesday.

Seberang Perai Tengah police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said workers at the courier company in Taman Inderawasih, Perai here spotted the suspicious package sent by the 27-year-old man to his friend in Japan before alerting the authorities.

“Upon checking, the police found three aluminium foils containing 9.2g of methamphetamine, 12.8g of ketamin and 20.5g erimin 5 pills worth nearly RM4,000,“ he said, here today.

Based on the sender’s information on the package, the police managed to track the man before detaining him at Jalan Kompleks Perniagaan Utama, Lebuhraya Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Star, Kedah on Thursday.

“The police seized house keys and documents on the parcel from the suspect,“ he said.

Following the arrest, Nik Ros Azhan said the police raided the man’s house at Taman Setia, Alor Star and seized two aluminium foils containing seven erimin 5 pills.

He said the police also found a fake Smith & Wesson pistol, fake bullets, 50 air gun pellets and four boxes each containing five gas cartridges.

“The suspect confessed to being supplied by two men at Jalan Pegawai, Alor Setar, Kedah and Queensbay area in Bayan Lepas near here,“ he said. — Bernama

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