09 Jun '11, 5am

Nigerian student dies in Malaysia drug raid

Nigerian student dies in Malaysia drug raid

KUALA LUMPUR: A Nigerian student has died during a drug raid in Malaysia and four others were arrested, police said on Thursday, adding that West Africans seem to be replacing Iranians in the illicit trade. Police seized several kilogrammes of heroin and methamphetamine worth a total of 600,000 ringgit (US$200,000) in a raid on a flat in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, said Othman Harun, deputy director of the Federal Narcotics Department. They also arrested four Nigerians in their 20s, while a fifth man tried to run away and when caught collapsed with breathing difficulties and died. Othman said police were still awaiting a report on the cause of death but believe the Nigerian could have swallowed heroin capsules to smuggle them abroad. The grade-four heroin that was seized from the apartment is not commonly used in Malaysia but destined for such countries as Australia, Othman s...

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