Foreign drug syndicates are now using small and relatively unknown ports to smuggle drugs out of the country especially to Indonesia.
The new modus operandi was discovered when police busted an Indonesian drug syndicate and seized 18.5 million ringgit worth of syabu and esctasy pills earlier this month.
The Indonesian drug syndicate was busted with the arrest of two men and a woman during raids in Sekinchan and Sabak Bernam on Sunday.
Federal Narcotics CID director Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the syndicate had been operating from smaller and unknown ports along the Selangor coast including Sekinchan.
On Monday police arrested a foreigner carrying 4 kilogrammes of syabu at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
According to Datuk Noor Rashid, syndicates preferred to smuggle drugs to Indonesia as it fetched much higher prices compared to Malaysia.
All the suspects aged between 21 and 38, have been remanded to facilitate investigation under Section 39 B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.