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Malaysia: Customs officers detain woman for smuggling heroin in frozen durians

A 34-year-old woman has been detained by the Malaysian customs department for supposedly trying to export of 20 sboxes that had heroin hidden among frozen durians. The destination for the contraband was to Hong Kong.

Selangor customs assistant director general, Zulkarnain Mohamed Yusuf, said the suspected heroin weighing 6.13kg and valued at RM953,529 (US$ 227,762) was discovered at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport in Subang during a raid on a cargo company on Monday.

The operation was conducted by a team from the central zone (Selangor) investigation unit II division. At a press conference on Friday at the Federal Territory Customs Complex in Kelana Jaya, Zulkarnain said that after checking the 20 boxes, “four of the boxes were found with white-coloured compact packets wrapped in clear plastic and suspected to be heroin, in the frozen fruit.”

The woman was taken into custody for investigations under the Dangerous Drugs Act.


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