Malaysian officers sniff out dope hidden in durians

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Malaysian Customs officers last Friday displaying hollowed-out durians that were used to conceal drugs. A 34-year-old woman has been detained after she tried to smuggle the heroin-filled fruits out of Subang Airport, claiming the frozen durians were to be shipped to Hong Kong. Datuk Zulkarnain Mohamed Yusuf, assistant director-general of Central Zone Customs, said the 6.13kg heroin stash, valued at RM953,529 (S$311,000), was discovered at the airport during a raid on a cargo company last Monday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 20, 2019, with the headline 'Malaysian officers sniff out dope hidden in durians'. Print Edition | Subscribe