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Snatch thief arrested in Ops Cantas

DUNGUN, Oct 13 — A snatch thief who has been targeting women motorcyclists and pedestrians for the past three months in Dungun was detained in Ops Cantas, two days ago. The arrest of the 27-year-old suspect in Kampung Alor Tembesu is expected to solve 10 snatch theft cases in the district. Dungun...

13/10/2013 | MALAY MAIL

Taiwan makes biggest heroin bust in 20 years

Agents confiscated the 270 heroin bricks smuggled in a cargo container in southern Kaohsiung city on Friday. They had been stored in 40 bags marked as frozen taro, and were mingled with hundreds of bags of real taro, the Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. The drugs were believed to be ma...

12/10/2013 | MALAY MAIL

Appeals court allows Vietnamese woman on death row to produce new evidence

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 11 — In a rare decision, the Court of Appeal here today allowed an application brought by a Vietnamese woman, who was sentenced to death for drug trafficking, to bring in new evidence in her bid to prove her innocence. A three-member panel chaired by Justice Datuk Balia Yusof Wahi gr...

11/10/2013 | MALAY MAIL

Actor Benjy, friends acquitted of drug charges

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 — Actor Khaeryll Benjamin Ibrahim or Benjy and his four friends were today discharged and acquitted of a drug possession charge in June by the Ampang Magistrates Court. Magistrate Ayuni Izzaty Sulaiman released Benjy, 34, Imran Radzi, 32, husband and wife Asmanizam Mohamed...

11/10/2013 | MALAY MAIL

Four Indonesians to hang for drug trafficking

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 7 — Four Indonesian men were sentenced to death by hanging by the High Court here today after they were found guilty of trafficking in about 28kg of drugs four years ago. Judge Datuk Zamani Abdul Rahim handed down the sentence after finding the defence by Dwi Suprianto Mei, 45, Fre...

07/10/2013 | MALAY MAIL

Indonesian top judge held for bribery faces drugs claim

The detention of constitutional court chief judge Akil Mochtar on Wednesday followed the arrest of the country`s top energy regulator in August and a string of corruption cases linked to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono`s ruling Democratic Party. `During the search of Akil`s office, investigators...

05/10/2013 | MALAY MAIL

KLIA cops nab Thai woman with cocaine in private parts

Police said the women inserted a 350gm slab of cocaine in her vagina and another five capsules of cocaine weighing 150gm in her rectum. Police described the drug mule from Thailand as an expert since this was not her first attempt. Followng a tip-off, the officers at KLIA tailed her to a hotel in...

27/09/2013 | MALAY MAIL

Eight `Geng 36` secret society members held

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 — Eight members of the secret society, Geng 36, which is believed to be active in drug trafficking activities were detained in an operation, Ops Khas Narkotik around the city on Saturday. Kuala Lumpur Narcotic CID chief ACP Wan Abdullah Ishak said four of the suspects aged be...

26/09/2013 | MALAY MAIL

Police cripple international drug syndicate from Nigeria

Bukit Aman Narcotics CID director, Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the drug mules were two men and two women aged between 20 and 31. `A local man and woman, a Nigerian man and a Thai woman are being detained under Section 39(B) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952,` he told reporters, here, today. H...

26/09/2013 | MALAY MAIL

British, Irish women plead guilty to trafficking in Peru

Michaella McCollum Connolly, 20, of Ireland and Melissa Reid, 19, of Britain, stated that they `knew they were going to transport drugs and that they regret having participated in such an act,` according to a court press release. Both were arrested on August 6 at the international airport in Lima,...

25/09/2013 | MALAY MAIL

Man charged with murder, attempted murder and drug trafficking

IPOH, Sept 20 — A man was charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder and drug trafficking at separate courts here today. In a Magistrate Court, Lee Meng Boon, 35, was charged with the murder of Jasrafveendeerjeet Singh, 25. He was alleged to have committed the offence in front of Sun Hen...

20/09/2013 | MALAY MAIL

South African held for attempting to smuggle 4.9kg drugs

JOHOR BARU, Sept 18 — The Johor branch of the Royal Malaysian Customs detained a South African woman at the Senai International Airport, here last Thursday for attempting to smuggle in 4.9kg of methamphetamine, a kind of drug, worth almost RM1 million. Johor Customs Deputy Director Abdullah Sidik s...

18/09/2013 | MALAY MAIL

Hope for Malaysian on death row in Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 — Online media reported today that two men currently on death row for drug trafficking may be spared the death penalty after they were deemed to have substantively helped the Central Narcotics Bureau in disrupting drug trafficking activities within and outside Singapore. The r...

18/09/2013 | MALAY MAIL

Australian to face drugs acquittal appeal

Dominic Bird, 33, was acquitted on September 4, apparently ending an 18-month legal ordeal. But he was arrested five days later as he sought to leave the country for his home in Western Australia, as authorities said they would appeal the acquittal. Bird`s lawyers have called his re-arrest unconst...

17/09/2013 | MALAY MAIL

German sentenced to death for drugs

A high court outside the capital Kuala Lumpur found Bebou Akpo Bouraima guilty of trafficking, which carries the mandatory death penalty by hanging, his lawyer Karpal Singh said. The German, who is of Togolese descent and is reportedly 40 years old, was found guilty of smuggling 1.5 kilogrammes of...

14/09/2013 | MALAY MAIL