KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 (Bernama) — Police detained a 39-year-old Filipino at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Thursday, on suspicion of trafficking in 3.1 kg of crystalline substances believed to be methamphetamine worth RM620,000.
Bukit Aman Narcotics CID director Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the suspect who was arrested at 7.35 am, had arrived from New Delhi, India.
“The substances in five plastic packages, were concealed under a pile of clothes at the bottom of her suitcase,” he told a media conference at the Bukit Aman police headquarters here Friday.
He said police also seized Malaysian, US, Indian, Philippines and Thai currencies from her.
The suspect has been remanded for seven days to facilitate investigations under Section 39(B) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, he said.
Noor Rashid said it was the suspect’s first arrival into the country and was to be paid RM5,000 for the alleged deal.
He attributed the success of the arrest to sharing of intelligence between his department and international narcotics enforcement agencies.