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Malaysia nabs 2 for heroin possession

2011-04-08 07:30

Kuala Lumpur - Police have arrested two Pakistani men suspected of smuggling heroin with a street value of 110 million ringgit ($36m) into Malaysia.

A federal police statement says Malaysian authorities caught the men with 158kg 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.