Malaysia - Pahang police detained three Nigerians, believed to be involved in trafficking syabu worth 1.5m Malaysian Ringgit (about N76,650,000).
Pahang Police Chief said Monday that during the incident at 7.45pm on Thursday, a police team from the Pahang and Bentong Narcotics divisions trailed the taxi after a tip-off.
"The suspects who were heading to Genting Highlands from Kuala Lumpur were detained near the Genting Sempah police beat.
“Upon checking the taxi, police found an envelope under the back seat containing 1,796.5 grams of drugs, believed to be syabu," he told reporters here.
The three Nigerians aged between 24 and 29 were detained for further investigations while the 46-year-old taxi driver from Rawang, Selangor was also detained for questioning.
"The three Nigerians had entered the country using student passes from a private college in Kuala Lumpur. We believe the Nigerians were actively involved in drug trafficking since August. They however, did not test positive for drugs and do not have any previous record," the Police Chief said.
He added the drugs could have been brought in from a neighbouring country for distribution in Bentong, Temerloh and Kuantan.
"We are investigating the case under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction," he said.