Malaysia Police had on Thursday, April 27, reported that it had arrested a Nigerian cook after discovering drugs worth of RM2,000 with him.
The Chief Assistant Commissioner of Serdang police, Megat Mohd Aminuddin said, the 42-year old Nigerian man was apprehended close to Pangsapuri Anggerik, Taman Suria in Seri Kembangan, on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
The Nigerian man’s 32-year old girlfriend, also a Nigerian was also arrested alongside with him by the authority in his apartment.
The police chief said he was found with a plastic bag which contains 24 small packets of dried leaves, said to be cannabis. The weight of packets was150 grammes.
Megat said: “We seized some RM2,000 worth of ganja packed in small packets and sachets.
“We believe the suspect had been operating his drug business near a restaurant where he worked.”
Further checks in his apartment by the police led to discovery of bag containing cannabis, weighing about 727.68 gram.
Megat said, based on the earlier investigation, the man does not possess work permit while his girlfriend is a private college student.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Megat said: “The man had been staying in the country for 10 years. He had entered the country under the pretext of pursuing his studies here. He has only been active in drug trafficking since several months ago.”
Megat said the man has been using the restaurant he worked to sell drugs, with most of the customers said to be foreigners.
The case was investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which attached a death sentence to it upon conviction.