The Malaysian Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group according to a report published by the Malaysian National News, said the operatives cracked ‘a Nigerian drug trafficking syndicate,’ after a raid was conducted on Monday. The police picked up seven Nigerian men and one Ugandan woman, aged between 25 and 42, for drug related offences in Petaling Jaya and Sungai Besi areas of Malaysia. A Nigerian student was also arrested by Malaysian security operatives after illicit drugs were discovered in his home during a raid.
A statement by the deputy director of the Narcotics Department, Datuk Chiang, said the Nigerian, 36, a Business Studies student in a private college was arrested following a tip-off by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the United States.
“In the raid, police found about 24.5kg of what is believed to be ‘ganja’ in two bags with the estimated value of RM100, 000 (Malaysian Ringgit),’’ Chiang said in a press conference on Thursday.
“Initial investigation revealed that the syndicate had been active over the past six months and had obtained the supply from a neighbouring country.”
He said all the suspects were also tested for drugs.
Photo: Malaysia Cracks Alleged “Nigerian Drug Trafficking Syndicate”
Some Nigerians have been sentenced to death by Malaysian authorities in drug related verdicts in recent years despite feeble attempts by the Nigerian government to mediate.