Malaysia nabs 2 Pakistanis with heroin worth $36 mn
The suspects face a mandatory penalty of death by hanging if convicted.
Kuala Lumpur: Police have arrested two Pakistani men suspected of smuggling heroin worth 110 million ringgit (USD 36 million) into Malaysia.
A federal police statement says Malaysian authorities caught the men with 348 pounds (158 kilograms) of heroin packed together with clothes in boxes at a shop on central Selangor state on Wednesday.
The suspects face a mandatory penalty of death by hanging if convicted of drug trafficking.
Friday`s police statement said the drugs were smuggled into Malaysia by sea from Pakistan and could have been intended for sale in neighbouring countries. Authorities raided the shop because of a public tip.