Five Nabbed In RM6.2m Drug Bust



KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 6 – Police have seized various types of drugs worth RM6.2 million following the arrests of five people, including a woman, in the Klang Valley and Johor.

Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said the suspects, aged between 28 and 48, were picked up by the Federal Police Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING) in the two-day operations from Saturday.

He said the arrests led to the discovery of 43.7kg of what was believed to be syabu, 53.95 kg (ecstasy pills), 31.4 kg (heroin), 3.75 kg (ketamine) and 2,000 pills of what was believed to be Erimin 5.

“The drugs were found in the suspects’ houses and cars. We (police) are still investigating on how long the syndicate had been active in drug trafficking,” he told a press conference at the Kajang district police headquarters today. 

Commenting further, Mohmad said the drugs supply could cater to more than 491,000 users. “They (suspects) are believed to have been active in supplying the drugs for the local market as well as for neighbouring countries,” he said.

Mohmad also said police confiscated six vehicles – namely a Volkswagen Passat, Honda Accord, Toyota Wish, Grand Livina, Proton Persona and Perodua Myvi – as well as a Yamaha Lagenda motorcycle, a gold necklace with a pendant and RM66,068 in cash. The suspects were being remanded for seven days until Saturday to facilitate investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, he said. — Bernama

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