Bukit Aman anti-narcotics chief Mohmad Salleh says airline crew members have been caught in Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand for such offences.
Mohamad Fuzi Harun warns police personnel against getting involved in any drug-related offences.
Deputy Home Minister Mohd Azis Jamman says the decision was taken because there was an overlap in duties, resulting in finger-pointing.
Formerly a mayor for two decades, Duterte built his career on his 'tough-on-crime' image. When he ran for president, he promised to kill thousands of narcotics dealers.
As much as US$800 million worth of the narcotic is shipped annually from its beaches to neighbouring countries and to Europe.
Huge sections of forest had been cut by drug trafficking gangs and turned into cattle ranches aimed at laundering illegal drug profits.
Andrés López Elorez allegedly smuggled heroin into the US from Colombia by surgically implanting packets of liquid heroin into puppies' bellies.
Thai police say he was behind an unsuccessful attempt at smuggling 700kg of 'Ice' into Malaysia.
AADK director-general Abdul Halim Hussein says drugs like methamphetamine, ecstasy and ketamine are easily produced in home factories or available online.
Indonesia's anti-narcotics agency says numerous complains to Malaysian government about flood of drugs from Malaysia to Indonesia have gone unheeded.
Police have arrested 12 suspects from several countries to help with investigations.
A total of 74 officers are being transferred or promoted, with the internal security and public order department and the narcotics department getting new directors.
Controlled drugs used as medicine need a prescription by qualified medical personnel before they can be given to patients, says health minister Dr S Subramaniam.
Styling itself as 'Dr Ganja', Klang-based syndicate even offered medical services for illnesses hospitals were unable to handle as a cover to push more drugs.
Thai officials to travel to Malaysia to question Kamarudin Awang, who was arrested in Kelantan recently for his alleged links to an 'Asean drug lord'.
Kedah police chief calls suspects a disgrace considering current Rohingya issue between Malaysia and Myanmar and urges migrants to 'earn a living and not become drug dealers'.
The drugs were brought into the country by sea and hidden inside products like radiators to avoid detection by the authorities.
Attacked by two men when suspected drug addicts were ordered to come out of vacant house in Cheras