Nine foreigners, including five varsity students, were detained on suspicion of smuggling and distributing drug worth RM100,000 in Wangsa Maju, on Friday. (Bernama photo)

KUALA LUMPUR: Nine foreigners, including five varsity students, were detained on suspicion of smuggling and distributing drug worth RM100,000 in Wangsa Maju, on Friday.

Bukit Aman Narcotics CID (JSJN) director Datuk Seri Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said the Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING) seized one kilogramme of syabu from the suspects during the raid based on its intelligence information.

He said the suspects, comprising eight Nigerians, aged 25 to 39 years, and an Ugandan, 25, were masterminded by an international syndicate active locally since three years ago. “Investigation showed that five of the suspects were students of higher institutions of learning. The syabu was brought in from China for the local market,” he told a media conference at Menara 2, Bukit Aman here.

“The suspects will be remanded seven days and the case is investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. They will also be remanded for 14 day until June 30 under Section 6(1)(C) of the Immigration Act 1959,” he said. -- Bernama

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