Tuesday, 20 June 2017

379 Nigerians have been arrested for drug-related offences since 2015 - Malaysia anti-narcotics boss




379 Nigerians have been arrested for drug-related offences since 2015 - Malaysia anti-narcotics boss

A quantity of 379 Nigerians were arrested in Malaysia from 2015 till June this year for drug-related offences.

 Federal narcotics crime investigation department director Commissioner Datuk Seri Mokhtar Mohd Shariff told reporters in a media conference at Bukit Aman police headquarters on Monday, June 19.

379 Nigerians have been arrested for drug-related offences since 2015 - Malaysia anti-narcotics boss


Meanwhile, eight Nigerians, aged 25 to 39 years and a Ugandan, 25, were nabbed upon Friday, June 17, for distributing drugs worth RM100,000 in Wangsa Maju. Five of the Nigerian suspects were academic world students.
"Out of this sum, 122 were students at local institutions of difficult learning," Mokhtar told reporters even though displaying the seized drugs." said Shariff.
A unmodified of 142 suspects have been charged out cold Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which provides the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

379 Nigerians have been arrested for drug-related offences since 2015 - Malaysia anti-narcotics boss


Mokhtar advised all colleges and universities to alert the police if there is any indication of practicable students' involvement subsequent to drugs.
"Ensure the students come and psychotherapy, and not to peddle drugs," he said.
Mokhtar was referring to the latest incident where police seized 1kg of syabu packed within cake boxes during an operation at four locations in the city upon Friday.
It was a joint operation by Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) and the Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (Sting).
"Five of the suspects were students, three studying multimedia and two majoring in language courses.
"Four adjunct suspects had no documents upon them, once police made the arrests during raids in Taman Danau, Setapak and along Jalan Pahang," he said.
He said statistics showed Nigerian students were the most prevalent accompanied by foreign students who were in upheaval subsequent to drugs.

The seized drugs, said to be imported from China, were worth taking into account suggestion to RM100,000 and could satisfy 5,000 drug addicts.

The suspects have been remanded for seven days until June 23 and the warfare is creature investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which provides the mandatory death sentence and under Section 6(1) (c) of the Immigration Act 1959 PIN 2002.





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