SEPANG: Two men believed to be drug mules were arrested at klia2 on Wednesday prior to their departure to Miri, Sarawak, for carrying syabu, which were hidden in Chinese tea packets.
KLIA district police chief Zulkifli Adamsah said the first suspect, aged 22, was arrested near the departure area at 3.45pm.
This led to the arrest of the second suspect, aged 19, at the main entrance of the domestic departure hall at 4.15pm.
He said five packets of Chinese tea, containing 5.293kg of syabu worth RM200,000, were found in the first suspect’s luggage.
Six similar packets, containing 6.341kg of syabu worth RM240,000, were found in the baggage of the second suspect, who is a student of a higher learning institution in Sarawak.
Speaking at a press conference today, Zulkifli said both suspects were believed to be from the same syndicate based in Sarawak and had arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday to collect the drug supply in Selangor.
“The two have no criminal records and were believed to have been paid RM600 by the syndicate for every kilogramme of drugs they managed to smuggle into Sarawak,” he said, adding that the urine test results on both suspects were negative.
Zulkifli said the district police would cooperate with the Selangor Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department to track down the drug supplier and syndicate.