Suspect nabbed for allegedly smuggling drugs into Malaysia using a drone

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian police recently arrested a Singaporean man suspected for smuggling drugs into his country using a drone.

Police identified the man as 40-year-old Mohamad Azli Ahmad Said, also known as Boy Setan (the Devil Boy), adding that this was their first time to encounter a narcotics case where drones were used as drug mules.

Azli allegedly flew a drone with drugs from Johor Bahru in Johor, Malaysia. The police did not disclose when he had committed the alleged crime, or what drugs these were.

“He came here once in a while to smuggle drugs and would sneak back (to Singapore). But with the current Coronavirus lockdown measures in place, his movement was limited,” said the Johor police chief, Mr Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay, adding that Azli was apprehended at an apartment at which he was staying in the city for the past three months.

He is believed to be associated with four other suspects arrested by the Singapore police and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) last week, also for trafficking 278g of methamphetamine by drone from Johor Bahru to Kranji in Singapore.

Source: Straits Times


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