Home > News > Nation
Tuesday May 6, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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.
Tags / Keywords:
Courts Crime, drug syndicate, narcotics, raids
Students among drug ring members held in raids
Two Nigerian drug kingpins among 11 suspected traffickers held
Baby among 15 held during a drug raid
Two kingpins among 11 arrested in drug busts
Cops smash drug syndicate, two female foreigners among four suspects arrested in Johor
Three killed in Sarawak mine explosion
RM2mil defamation suit against Hadi postponed to Dec 7
Mine has no signage and is difficult to find
Social media abuzz with photos of 'falling' LRT beam
MH17: Dutch complete plane wreckage recovery in Ukraine
Several villages inundated in Kedah
Iran, powers set to miss nuclear talks deadline, seek extension
Yuna talks about life behind the music
The trials and tribulations of Sarajevo are being replaced with good tidings
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)