Photographs and videos of a dramatic arrest of five suspected drug traffickers as they landed in Sandakan airport have spread quickly among local WhatsApp users since yesterday afternoon.
The footage shows Customs officers and airport security personnel nabbing one of the suspects who was trying to flee from the arrival hall yesterday morning.
Witnesses at the Sandakan airport said that the five men had arrived on a flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
During checks, it was learnt that some of them tried to flee but were apprehended by security officers.
Five large suitcases were seized and a substantial amount of syabu were recovered from inside the bags.
The five suspects – four from Perak and one from Kuala Lumpur – are being questioned by Customs officials who are expected to obtain an order to remand them under the Dangerous Drugs Act.