Malaysian police find 84 kilograms of cannabis in abandoned car
Malaysian police found 84 kilograms of cannabis, worth more than 345,600 ringgit (101,647 dollars), while investigating complaints related to an abandoned vehicle, a news report said Sunday.
The cannabis was recovered early Saturday from the boot of an old car that was believed to have been abandoned for more than a year in a car park in central Petaling Jaya city, dpa reported.
Following the discovery, police later raided an apartment nearby where a 21-year-old man was arrested with 2.4 kgs of cannabis, said district police chief Ariunaidi Mohamed.
"He was in the midst of destroying the drugs when my officers raided the unit," Mohamed was quoted as saying by the Star newspaper.
Initial investigations showed that the drugs were brought in from a neighbouring country.
Police claimed the man was a major cannabis supplier in the district and the car was the likely transit and storage place for the entire district.
Mohamed said this was the first major drug bust in the district in several years.
Malaysia has tough drug laws that impose a mandatory death sentence on those found guilty of drug trafficking.