SEPANG, (April 30 ) — The KL International Airport (KLIA) Customs Department has foiled three attempts to smuggle 107.2 kg of methamphetamine worth RM20.368 million into the country from Nigeria between April 15 and 28.
Its director, Datuk Chik Omar Chik Lim said the seizure, the biggest so far this year, brought a total of 233.29 kg of drugs worth RM40.45 million confiscated via air cargo till end of the month.
He said on April 15, a box containing 48 kg of methamphetamine worth RM9.12 million declared as hair attachment shipped from Lagos was recovered from the MAS KLIA cargo warehouse at 8.20 pm.
Subsequently, on Monday, 30.35 kg of methamphetamine worth RM5.766 million and 28.85 kg of methamphetamine worth RM5.481 million concealed in boxes containing cereals were seized upon arrival from Lagos at 6 pm and 8 pm respectively.
Chik Omar said no arrests were made so far as no one had claimed the consignments which had non-existent addresses.
The police with the cooperation of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the United States are tracing the drug smugglers and their local contacts, he added.—BERNAMA