Nigerian drug kingpins busted in Malaysia

Despite several warnings by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), that countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, give out the death sentence for drug trafficking, as some stubborn Nigerians still defy these warnings by trying to smuggle drugs into those countries.


The Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID), in Malaysia has revealed that nine Nigerian drug kingpins who used foreigners as drug mules were arrested in a major drug bust, resulting in RM2.5mil (S$933,000) worth of contraband substance seized, reports Asian One.

The multiple raids conducted in several parts of the country like Seri Kembangan, Cyberjaya, Bandar Sri Damansara and Shah Alam, show that the Nigerians had a well organized syndicate that uses other foreigners to bring in the drugs in canvass shoes from China.

The director of the NCID, Datuk Haris Wong Abdullah, said the drug lords ran separate syndicates which received their drug supplies via courier.

"The Nigerians are no longer depending on smuggled drugs from their home country. They are now getting their supply from China.

It is definitely a worrying trend as their source of supply is closer now. They were using Caucasians from South Africa and Australia as their mules.

They assumed the police would be less suspicious of Caucasians as drug mules compared to Asians, including Malaysians and Vietnamese they previously used.

However, we discovered that they recently smuggled drugs to Australia and even Israel.

They are becoming more brazen and were planning to expand their operations but we managed to put a stop to that."


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