SHAH ALAM, May 21 – Selangor police seized 600,000 Eramin 5 pills worth RM9 million and arrested a local man in Teluk Gong, Klang on Wednesday. Head of the Selangor Narcotics Crime Investigation Department ACP Amran Ramli said the suspect, in his 30s, was arrested at about 11.10 am following a two-month intelligence work. He said the man was detained after his Toyota Vellfire was stopped by the police.
Upon inspection, police found 600,000 Eramin 5 pills, weighing a total of 169.2 kilogrammes, hidden in 60 small boxes in the car. The arrest of the suspect led the police to a house in Ampang where they seized a Toyota Camry and a Nissan X-Trail, as well as cash totalling RM15,000, he told reporters here Friday. Amran said the suspect was believed to have smuggled the drugs into the country in a container and they were meant for distribution in local markets, especially in the Klang Valley.
“However, the suspect, who is believed to have been active over the past two months, does not have any previous criminal record, and we are investigating into possibility of him having any contacts or a syndicate network involved in this case. The suspect had been remanded until Wednesday and the case was being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries a mandatory death penalty,” he said.