By Julia Yeow
Kuala Lumpur (dpa) – Malaysian police believe they have crippled
an international drug ring with the seizure of 200 kilograms of
methamphetamine worth 40 million ringgit (12.5 million dollars) and
the arrest of an Iranian couple, a news report said Tuesday.
Anti-narcotics police conducted a raid late Thursday at the
couple’s rented home in an upmarket residential area in Kuala Lumpur,
and discovered 328 litres of methamphetamine oil.
Police arrested a 39-year-old Iranian national on the same day,
and his wife, 34, the next day, said city police chief Sabtu
“We seized equipment used to process the drugs,” Sabtu was quoted
as saying by the Star newspaper.
Police said they are searching for another Iranian national to
assist in investigations.
Authorities have detained more than 50 Iranians for drug offences
in Malaysia this year.