Malaysian held with 11 kg cocaine at TIA

Malaysian held with 11 kg cocaine at TIA

Police have arrested a Malaysian national with 11 kg cocaine from the Tribhuvan International Airport in the Capital on Friday.

The market price of confiscated cocaine is Rs. 110 million.

The suspect has been identified as Marina Binti Jamaluddin (36) with passport number A 34891381.

Jamaluddin who was heading towards Italy from Kathmandu via Doha on a Q.R. 651 flight was apprehended with the cocaine concealed inside five laptops at the TIA at around 7 pm yesterday, informed police.

Police said that she was detained during a regular security check.

Jamaluddin, who used to smuggle the drugs from Delhi and Malaysia to Rome used a way of Nepal for the first time.

It has been revealed that she brought the drugs from Brazil through Doha and was taking the contraband to Rome of Italy from Doha via Kathmandu.

She had flown to Brazil from Malaysia on March 15 and from Doha to Kathmandu on March 28.

During the interrogration, she said that she had time and again smuggled the drugs from Malaysia via Delhi of India and used the way of Nepal for the first time, police informed.

Jamaluddin said that she used the way of Nepal as a person who handed her the drugs told her to use the way of Nepal citing security reason.

Preliminary investigation revealed that she received USD 1000 while she flew from Brazil and said that she would get USD 5,000 after reaching the destination.

Source: THT