51kg of cocaine worth RM10.3 mln hidden in container allegedly heading to Sarawak busted by Johor customs

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By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 28: Cocaine weighing about 51 kilogrammes with a street value of RM10.3 million, hidden inside an air-conditioning compressor, was busted at the Customs Inspection Bay in Tanjung Pelepas Port, Iskandar Puteri, Johor, yesterday (May 27).

According to a report by Bernama, Johor Customs Department director Aminul Izmeer Mohd Sohaimi revealed that the 2.45pm inspection was conducted by a team of Johor Customs officers after receiving information from the Customs Department’s Intelligence Division.


He said the contents in a container, believed to be from China and headed to Sarawak, was declared as 2,900 packets of fresh onions.

However, upon thorough inspection, the Customs officers found that the 50 plastic packages contained compressed white powder hidden in the aircond compressor of the container.

“We believe the modus operandi of the syndicate is to try and smuggle drugs by hiding the contents inside the aircond compressor of containers,” he reportedly said during a press conference in Johor yesterday.

The case will be investigated under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. — DayakDaily