Cops smash third drug ring


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 27 May 2003

BY BEH YUEN HUI

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have smashed another drug distribution ring in the Klang Valley and recovered over 2.9kg of heroin, bringing the total to over 14kg from three syndicates this month. 

Federal narcotics deputy director Senior Asst Comm I Datuk Mangsor Ismail said police also detained 13 men, aged between 19 and 40, following the crippling of the three syndicates. 

In the latest operation, a team from the Gombak district police headquarters picked up two men in Sungai Buloh for drug-related activities at 2.30pm on May 13. 

“Follow-up investigations led to the arrest of another two men in Bandar Sri Damansara several hours later. The drugs were recovered from their home,” said SAC Mangsor. 

On May 12, a narcotics team from Bukit Aman had seized over 6.8kg of heroin and arrested three men, including one who had previous drug-related convictions, in Taman Maluri Cheras here and Taman Sri Batu Caves, Selangor. 

HEROIN HAUL: SAC Mangsor (right) announcing Monday the police's latest anti-drug operations as Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Noor Masdar looks on. In the foreground are packets of seized heroin.

Another syndicate was busted when a police team from Sentul detained six men in Jinjang e the next day and confiscated about 2,200 packets of heroin weighing over 4.6kg in total. 

SAC Mangsor said police were investigating whether the three groups were linked. They were also still tracking down remaining syndicate members.  

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