Cops watch border for Thai drug peddlers

KANGAR: Police have stepped up surveillance along the border to prevent any Thai drug peddlers from fleeing to Malaysia. 

State CID chief Supt Ramli Buang said the move followed the anti-drug war in Thailand where hundreds of suspected drug peddlers were killed. 

“The Thai government’s three-month anti-drug campaign could result in dealers entering the country.  

“We have to be prepared as the Thai drug syndicates are better organised than their Malaysian counterparts. The syndicates adopt a Mafia-style operation and we cannot allow them to seek safe haven here.” 

To help police in their operations, Supt Ramli wants to develop better intelligence gathering and foster closer co-operation with the Thai police. 

He said this after the handing-over of duties ceremony witnessed by state deputy CPO ACP Abdul Majid Abdullah at the police headquarters contingent. 

Supt Ramli, 51, received his appointment letter from state Acting OCCI ASP Ghuzlan Salleh, 47, who held the OCCI duties for three months.  

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