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Police Nab Thai Woman With 2.4kg Syabu In Laptop Computer Adaptors

ALOR SETAR, Sept 4 (Bernama) -- A Thai woman was arrested with 2.4 kg of syabu smuggled in laptop computer adaptors at a bus station in Changlun on Wednesday.

Kedah police chief Datuk Ahmad Ibrahim said the suspect who was believed to be waiting for a bus to Kuala Lumpur was detained at 3.20pm with a luggage in hand.

"Initially, police thought the woman was smuggling laptop computer adaptors in the luggage.

However, after inspection, police found that several of the laptop computer adaptors were heavier.

"Once the adaptors were forced open, they found syabu in several of the 40 adapters. This seems to be is the latest method used by drug traffickers," he told a press conference at Kedah Police Headquarters here, today.

The value of the 2.4 kg syabu smuggled by the Thai woman is estimated at RM300,000.

Ahmad said initial investigation found that the woman was making her ninth trip from Thailand to Malaysia via Bukit Kayu Hitam.

"The police are still investigating the woman's purpose for entering Malaysia and the market for the drugs.

"The Thai woman is believed to have entered this country alone." he added.

The woman was remanded until Sept 10 for further investigation. The case is being investigated under Section 39 (B) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

-- BERNAMA




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