Country's biggest drug bust: 12 tonnes of cocaine worth RM2.4bil seized in Penang

Published on 20 Sep 2019 7:47:06 PM

In the biggest drug haul ever seen in Malaysia, police seized 12 tonnes of cocaine worth RM2.4bil in Penang during an operation dubbed Ops Eagle.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said that at a press conference held at the Bayan Baru police station on Friday, adding that the cocaine, which was mixed with 60 tonnes of charcoal, is believed to be from an international drug syndicate using Penang as a transit point.

IGP Abdul Hamid said a 29-year-old suspect believed to be in charge of arrangements (for the shipment) has been remanded for 14 days.