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DPM Sets KPI For Kelantan Police To Curb Drug Smuggling At Border

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KUCHING – Kelantan police have been ordered to step up efforts in combating drug smuggling from a neighbouring country, especially in the aspects of investigation and surveillance over ‘rat trails’ along the border areas. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he himself had set certain key performance indicators (KPI)  for the Kelantan police chief to take more drastic action in preventing the entry of…

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KLIA Customs Foil Drug, Currency Smuggling Bids

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SEPANG – An Indian national’s bid to smuggle 8.37 kilogramme (kg) of drugs worth RM376,650 in 54 clutch bags was successfully foiled by the Royal Malaysian Customs at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on May 17. Customs Department deputy director-general (Customs Goods and Services Tax) Datuk Zulkifli Yahya said the ketamine in the clutch…

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Lawas Police Nab Drug Pusher Teacher

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MIRI – Lawas police arrested a 33-year old male secondary school teacher suspected to be a syabu drug pusher at 5.50 pm yesterday. Lawas police chief, DSP Abang Zainal Abidin Abang Ahmad said the teacher was arrested with a 36-year old male accomplice inside a car at Merapok road, Lawas. “Based on our investigation, the…

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Pregnant Woman Among Three Malaysians Nabbed For Drugs At Lombok Airport

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JAKARTA: Three Malaysian citizens, including a 21-year-old pregnant woman, have been arrested by customs and excise officers at Lombok International Airport on allegations of attempting to smuggle 1.9kg of crystal methamphetamine onto the island. They allegedly attempted to smuggle the crystal meth by hiding packages of the drug inside their underwear. “We took the three…

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Seven Inmates Held For Pushing Drugs At Rehab Centre

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SEREMBAN: Police detained seven inmates at a government-run drug rehabilitation centre in Jelebu near here for distributing drugs at the facility. State police chief DCP Datuk Jaafar Mohd Yusof said the seven, aged between 28 and 42 years, were sent for rehabilitation at the centre early last year. “Preliminary investigations show that they have been…

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Drug Dealer Detained With 4,000 Methamphetamine Pills In Kubang Golok

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BACHOK: Police detained a drug peddler and seized 4,000 methamphetamine pills worth RM100,000 at Kampung Kubang Golok, here recently. Bachok district action police chief ASP Abdul Jalil Abdul Kadir said the 28-year-old suspect was detained at 9.30pm last Tuesday while riding a motorcycle. “The suspect had initially tried to flee the scene but was detained…

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Indonesian To Hang For Drug In Luggage

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GEORGE TOWN: An Indonesian woman was sentenced to death by a High Court here for trafficking in 4.02kg of methamphetamine. Judicial Commissioner Colin Lawrence Sequerah ruled yesterday that the defence had failed to raise a reasonable doubt to the prosecution’s case against Rita Krisdianti. She was charged with drug trafficking after being found with the…

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Kho Jabing Loses 11th-Hour Appeal, Set To Be Executed Tomorrow

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PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Kho Jabing is set to be executed on Friday after a last-minute appeal to escape the gallows was dismissed by the Singapore Court of Appeal. Jabing’s lawyer had on Wednesday filed an application challenging a court judgment that sentenced the Sarawakian to death, saying that the judge sat on two appeals involving…

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Cops Investigating 10 Alleged Malaysian Drug Mules Detained In Several Countries

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KUALA LUMPUR: Police are still investigating the claim that 10 drug mules who are Malaysian nationals have been detained in several countries. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the police would contact Interpol to confirm the matter. “The report has yet to be confirmed…we are still communicating with our Interpol colleagues,” he…

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British Grandmother Prepares For Execution, Vows To Look Gunman In The Eye

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A British grandmother on death row in Indonesia is writing goodbye letters to her family and believes she could be executed at any time, she wrote in an article on Sunday. Lindsay Sandiford, 58, said she was expecting to die shortly, after seven foreign drug convicts were executed last week, causing a storm of international…

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8 Of ‘Bali Nine’ Convicts Executed By Firing Squad, 1 Spared

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Indonesia has executed two Australians who had been convicted of drug charges, in a sentence that was was carried out despite global pleas to spare the duo from a firing squad. Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were among those executed early Wednesday, according to the Jakarta Post. A total of eight prisoners were killed in…

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Three Nigerian Drug Syndicates Busted

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KUALA LUMPUR: Three major Nigerian drug syndicates were busted as Bukit Aman begins a major sweep of several drug lairs in the Klang Valley. Bukit Aman Narcotics Investigation Department deputy director Deputy Comm Datuk Haris Wong Abdullah said nine syndicates members were detained, including three Nigerian kingpins, resulting in RM2.5mil worth of syabu seized. “We…

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2 Malaysians Arrested, 9.3 Kg Of Heroin Seized At Woodlands Checkpoint

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SINGAPORE – While everyone was in a celebratory mood to usher in the New Year, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at the land checkpoints were maintaining vigilance and keeping a close watch at the borders. Consequently, they detected and seized 9.3kg of heroin at the Woodlands checkpoint – the largest haul of heroin uncovered…

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Police Foil Attempts To Smuggle Drugs Worth RM7Mln Via Courier

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KUALA LUMPUR – Police have foiled attempts to smuggle various types of drugs weighing 35.2 kg worth RM7 million via courier and air cargo in two raids. Bukit Aman director of Narcotics CID Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said no arrests were made and police were trying to identify the recipient of the drugs. “The…

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New Tactic In Drug Smuggling Via Parcel

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SEPANG – The Royal Customs Department has uncovered a new tactic possibly used by traffickers to smuggle drugs using parcels, which is by using the services of an ‘inside man’. This was detected following the arrival of a parcel from Lagos, Nigeria, which contained 1.026kg of methamphetamine at the KLIA post godown last Tuesday. KL International…

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