14 May '11, 8am

AFP - Malaysia arrests 2 Iranians in $12.6 mln drug bust #iran /@iran_letter #IranElection

Malaysian customs officials said Saturday they had arrested two Iranian men and seized heroin worth $12.6 million in the country's biggest drug haul of the year. Central Selangor customs director Azis Yacub told state media that officials seized 278 packages of the drug during checks on five containers filled with cement bags at Port Klang on April 28, following surveillance by authorities. "The drugs, wrapped in plastic sheets were found stashed in 560 bags of cement in the containers which were shipped from Karachi, Pakistan ," he told Bernama, but did not say why authorities were only now announcing the bust. "Investigations into the drug's destination are under way," he added. Azis told local newspapers that if the heroin had been processed, its street value would have been three times as much. "This is an astronomical amount," he told the New Straits Times. State anti...

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