Two Nigerian men who tried to outsmart the local authorities by hiding drugs in air cooler units failed when they were captured at an apartment in Kota Damansara, yesterday.
Operatives from the Federal police Narcotics Department and Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group nabbed the suspects in their late 20s, and seized 5.1kg of Syabu worth $ 193,653 at the loading bay of an apartment block.
“Police believe this syndicate, which had just started its operation, had smuggled the drugs in via courier service.
“The drugs were stashed in five air coolers and transported to the apartment,” said Federal Narcotics Department deputy director Datuk Haris Wong Abdullah.
The case is investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952, which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.