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Cocaine worth US$7 million found in container from Guyana

Published:Monday | November 19, 2012 | 9:52 AM

CMC – A ship with a container that originated from Guyana has been intercepted and a quantity of cocaine found inside, according to the Malaysian news agency.

It said that the cocaine was placed in coconut milk and quoted Narcotics CID director, Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim, as saying that the tactic was foiled by the Selangor Customs Department after detaining the ship carrying a container cargo in which a section contained drugs worth US$7.1 million.

According to reports from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the ship which arrived on Monday at Port Klang was filled with 980 cartons of cans containing coconut milk and pieces of pineapple.

“Sixteen cartons comprising 384 cans of coconut milk were identified as mixtures with 400 grammes of cocaine in each can by the Chemistry Department.”

The container, which originated from Guyana, was destined for Mozambique with South Africa as a transit point to transfer the container on to another ship.

No arrests have been made.