Kuala Lumpur – Malaysian police last week confiscated some P1.3 billion worth of shabu that was being smuggled into the country on a small recreational boat off their shore.
It was reportedly the biggest shabu apprehension in their history.
Officials said the 2,118 kilograms of methamphetamine seized were contained in thousands of Chinese tea packets.
No one else but the skipper was on board the 12-meter vessel when it was intercepted near Penang.
The so-called Golden Triangle, a remote area on the borders of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, is suspected as the source of the illegal drugs.
The UN estimates methamphetamine consumption in Southeast Asia to be around $60 billion yearly.