Nigerian ganja smuggling ring busted
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have busted an international syndicate smuggling ganja from Nigeria with the arrest of eight of its members in two raids in the Klang Valley.
Federal NCID director Commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said this is the first time police have come across a case where ganja is smuggled into Malaysia directly from Nigeria.
“The success of the operations is also due to the close cooperation with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the Royal Malaysian Customs Department,” he told reporters at a press conference at Bukit Aman police headquarters here yesterday.
The NCID and Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group raided premises in Petaling Jaya, Puchong and Cyberjaya, leading to the arrest of six suspects of African nationalities. An Indonesian and local woman were also held.