According to the The Sun Daily, a Nigerian man who plunged to his death from the balcony of an apartment in the suburb of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, during a police raid was a henchman for another Nigerian drug kingpin who was on the police’ most wanted list. During the raid, the Nigerian man attempted to jump over the adjacent balcony of the 7th floor apartment but he lost his grip and fell to his death.
The incident happened on Tuesday, 21st April, when the Malaysian police received a tip-off and raided an apartment in Taman Bukit Serdang, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Approximately 3.9 kg of meta-amphetamine or ‘syabu‘ in local lingo was seized at the apartment. This was confirmed by the Malaysian Federal police narcotics crime investigation department Deputy Director, Datuk Haris Wong Abdullah.
Haris said the detained suspect had been an active drug dealer for over two years. Also, in a follow-up operation four hours later, police detained two other Nigerian men who were part of the syndicate.
According to the report, the tactic used by the syndicate for smuggling ‘syabu’ was to have it shipped from Nigeria to China then to Dubai before it is sent over to Malaysia.
“Three of the nine suspects including the foreigner who was killed are kingpins. We seized a total of 6.4kg of high grade syabu worth RM2.5 million. These syndicates keep changing their tactics in smuggling drugs into Malaysia to distract the authorities.
“They also recruit both Malaysian and foreign drug mules to deliver the narcotics to countries such as Australia and Israel. We managed to contain Iranian syndicates bringing in drugs in the past and it is a matter of time (before) we nail the Nigerian kingpins here.,” he said in a press conference in Bukit Aman( the Federal police headquarters ) on Wednesday, 22th April.
It was also reported that the suspects, who are aged between 24 and 36, entered Malaysia as private college students and will be remanded for investigations. Intelligence sharing with the US Drug Enforcement Administration and Australian federal police provided the lead for this latest bust.