PETALING JAYA: Two suspected drug smugglers jettisoned 30kg of hashish value RM150,000 into the sea whereas being pursued by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) in the Kuala Perlis maritime zone on Thursday (Feb 3).
In the at 1.42am incident, an MMEA patrol detected a ship and not using a registration quantity, 2.26 nautical miles northwest of Kuala Perlis, believed to be coming from the Thai waters.
“Upon realising the presence of Malaysian Maritime personnel who ordered the suspect to cease the boat for inspection, the suspect threw a black package deal into the sea earlier than dashing away,” stated Kedah and Perlis Maritime Director First Admiral Mohd Zawawi Abdullah, including there have been two suspects in the boat, each believed to be Malaysians.
“Enforcers gave chase however the Malaysia-Thailand border is simply about two kilometres from Kuala Perlis and the two suspects escaped into Thai waters,” he stated in a press convention in accordance to Berita Harian.
Mohd Zawawi stated the black package deal contained 30 compressed lumps of hashish, estimated at a complete of 30kg.
“We don’t rule out the chance that the hashish was used as barter, with ketum leaves from Malaysia in trade.
“The trade course of is completed round the Malaysia-Thailand sea border,” he added.
Mohd Zawawi stated the hashish is believed to have been certain for Perlis, Kedah and Penang.
“We additionally imagine the suspects have been carrying extra as the boat used can carry up to 500kg of hashish,” he stated.
The medicine have been taken to the Kuala Perlis Maritime Zone workplace to be handed over to the investigating officer.
The case is being investigated below Section 39(B) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.