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Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Nigerian ‘students’ top the list of foreign drug offenders in Malaysia
More Nigerian “students” are being hauled up over drug
crimes nationwide than other foreign students in Malaysia , according to Bukit
police records show that of the 358 foreign students arrested since
2015, more than one third of them were Nigerians.
Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) director Comm
Datuk Seri Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said 122 Nigerians were
arrested from January 2015 until May this year.
arrested 33 in 2015 but last year, that number almost doubled to 63
and it looks like the number will increase again this year,” he
said when contacted.
said from January to May this year, 26 Nigerians had already been
foreigners think that they can come in under the pretence of studying
and make easy money distributing drugs.
are not just ruining their lives but also the lives of Malaysians,”
he said, adding that his department was committed to taking down drug
syndicates here and were using all available laws against these
said if they could not convict these individuals for drug
trafficking, they would use the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive
Measures) Act to take action against them.
are hunting for about 170 individuals. We know that some of them have
fled the country like cowards.
can run, but sooner or later we will find you,” said Comm Mohd
said police had taken action against 657 people this year under the
Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act, a 10% increase
compared with 599 the previous year.
also added that seizures of the synthetic drug syabu increased by
129% between January and May this year (495.39kg) compared with the
same period last year (216.66kg).
week, NCID deputy director Deputy Comm Datuk Kang Chez Chiang
released a list of 161 individuals wanted for drug distribution in
was quoted saying that they were being investigated under the
Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act.
with information on the suspects should contact the police