Two Nigerian housewives were detained at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport for trying to smuggle in 7.8 kilograms of syabu worth almost one and a half million ringgit, on Sunday.
KLIA Customs Director Datuk Chik Omar Chik Lim said the suspects, aged 36 and 37, were held after Customs officers detected the drug in their bags when they went through the scanner.
The suspects had arrived from Abuja, Nigeria and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia respectively.
The two women are currently being remanded to facilitate investigation.
Las month, customs managed to foil another five attempts of drug smuggling after a total of 25.79 kilograms of ketamine and syabu worth 2.12 million ringgit were seized.
The drugs were detected in the luggage of three foreigners, a 62 year old man from India, a 48 year old Pakistani man and a 25 year old Cambodian woman.