Container from Guyana busted in Malaysia with cocaine in coconut milk

The Malaysian news agency Bernama today reported that a container from Guyana was intercepted with cocaine in coconut milk and that a Nigerian drug syndicate is believed to be behind it.

Bernama reported that Bukit Aman Narcotics CID director Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the tactic was foiled by the Selangor Customs Department after detaining the ship carrying a container cargo in which a section contained drugs worth RM22 million.

“Based on information from United States Drug Enforcement Administration (US DEA), the ship which arrived on Monday (Nov 12) at Port Klang was filled with 980 cartons of cans containing coconut milk and pieces of pineapple.

“Sixteen cartons comprising 384 cans of coconut milk were identified as mixtures with 400 grammes of cocaine in each can by the Chemistry Department,” he told a media conference today, according to Bernama.

He said the container which originated from Guyana was to be sent to Mozambique with South Africa as a transit point to transfer the container into another ship.

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