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Tuesday May 6, 2014 MYT 8:09:56 AM
KOTA BARU: A policeman attached to the Kepong police station is one of the seven suspects arrested in a sting operation that crippled the biggest drug syndicate in Kelantan, with a haul of RM3mil worth of narcotics.
Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department chief Comm Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said four suspects from Kuala Lumpur including two Thais were arrested in Kelantan in separate raids on Thursday.
“One of those arrested is a police corporal and we are still investigating his connection with the syndicate.
“Apart from that we also seized RM1mil worth of assets like cars and motorcycles used by the syndicate in their operations.
“We have reasons to believe that Kelantan is the pipeline and transit point for drugs destined for Kuala Lumpur,” he said at the State Police Contingent office here yesterday.
Comm Noor Rashid added that police’s Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (Sting), which conducted the raids, hauled in an assortment of drugs that included 19.31kg of syabu, 6,969 yaba tablets, 15 Ecstasy pills and 1.73gm of ketamine pills from the syndicate believed to be in operation for 12 months, and that police had monitored the syndicate’s modus operandi since January last year.
Comm Noor Rashid said that none of the suspects had previous criminal records, adding that police were now working with their counterparts in Thailand in the war against cross-border drug trafficking.
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