In a major operation by the Johor Customs Department, a cannabis distribution syndicate was recently busted using a clever method of hiding drugs within kuih raya, traditional Malaysian festive cookies. The director of the Johor Customs Department, Misbahudin Parmin, disclosed that after three months of intelligence work, the authorities successfully cracked the case.
Last month, a 27-year-old man was apprehended at a delivery company with a package destined for Sabah and Sarawak. The arrest proved fruitful as further investigations led the authorities to raid a residence in Johor Bahru. During the raid, unprocessed marijuana was discovered, indicating that the location served as a packing centre prior to smuggling operations.
According to reports from The Star, the Raya biscuits were being sold online for over RM100. Misbahudin explained, "The jar is transparent and looks like a normal biscuit, but hidden inside is a package of marijuana." These "special" Raya biscuits fetched A higher price due to the prohibited content, even though traditional Raya biscuits are typically sold for around RM30.
The joint efforts of law enforcement agencies resulted in the seizure of approximately 24 kilograms of compressed cannabis, with an estimated value of RM82,874.
This operation serves as a stern warning to drug syndicates that law enforcement agencies continuously evolve their tactics and intensify their efforts to combat drug trafficking. The discovery of drugs concealed within Raya biscuits highlights the need for him Lightened vigilance and stringent measures to prevent the infiltration of illicit substances into everyday products.
The Johor Customs Department and other relevant agencies will continue their relentless pursuit of drug traffickers and ensure that such syndicates are dismantled, protecting the safety and well-being of the community.
The public is urged to remain vigorous and report any suspicious activities or information related to drug trafficking to the authorities. Through collective action and cooperation, we can create a safer and drug-free society for everyone.