Dramatic video shows drug bust at Sabah airport, 5 arrested

Five suspected drug traffickers were arrested upon landing at Sandakan Airrport in Sabah.

A video of the drug bust, which is believed to have occurred at 9.30am yesterday (Feb 27), shows Customs Department officers calling for backup from airport police to catch one of the suspects trying to flee from the arrival hall.

According to The Star, Sabah Customs director Hamzah Sundang said he was aware of the viral video but declined to comment further as the incident is under investigation.

Witnesses said the five suspects arrived on a flight from Kuala Lumpur.

They were arrested when collecting their suitcases from the luggage carousel.

It is learnt that five suitcases were seized and the bags are believed to contain syabu.