KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Customs arrested a waitress from China who tried to smuggle syabu (Methamphetamine), a type of drug in 310 marker pens through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Customs officials detected the woman as she was clearing the customs checkpoint at the airport.
“When her luggage was scanned we found 310 marker pens in her bag. At first glance the marker pens looked legitimate but when we inspected it closer we discovered drugs hidden within the marker pens,” they said.
Further probing revealed that the woman, who flew in from Guangzhou in China was paid to smuggle the drugs. “We believe the drugs were meant to be processed by a local syndicate here,” customs officials said adding that they were now working with their counterparts abroad to curb individuals from such activities.
Officials said that the current trend was to use good-looking young women from China to smuggle the drugs into the country.
“This year alone we have intercepted a number of similar cases although this was the first time that marker pens were used to smuggle in the drugs,” they said.