Foreigner Drug Arrests in Malaysia in 2011

in Substance Abuse

In the first 9 months of 2011, authorities in Malaysia arrested 601 foreign nationals for drug smuggling activities within the country. Citizens from Iran and Nigeria were the countries where most of the citizens who were arrested came from.

In the same time period of 2010, authorities arrested 382 drug smugglers in Malaysia.

Source: Julia Yeow, “Drug Trafficking Arrests Nearly Double in Malaysia,” Jakarta Globe, September 27, 2011.

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