JOHOR BARU: A German youth has been detained by Malaysian Customs department here on suspicion of smuggling methamphetamine into the country.
The suspect, aged 20, was nabbed at the Senai International Airport on when the scanner detected ‘suspicious objects’ inside his baggage containing six ladies’ handbags. State Customs director Datuk Ramli Johari said `that the man had arrived on a Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
“This is the second time that he had entered the country,” he told a press conference here today. According to him, the suspicious objects were 3.308 kg of crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine estimated to be worth RM 628,520.
Meanwhile, he said, throughout 2013, the department busted 10 cases of drug smuggling. “Seven of the cases were committed at the Senai International Airport. “The total seizure was 43.657 kg with an estimated value of RM 6.2 million,” he said.