Cops cripple two drug rings with arrest of seven


KUALA LUMPUR: Police have crippled two syndicates which have been distributing drugs in the Klang Valley with the arrest of seven people and the seizure of 120 slabs of ganja earlier this week. 

The suspects, aged between 23 and 52, were detained under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952, for having 117.01kg of ganja, with a street value of over RM163,814.  

The suspects have been remanded for 14 days. 

Initial investigations revealed that the suspects got their supply from the same supplier in the northern region.  

Bukit Aman Anti-Narcotics deputy director Senior Asst Comm I Datuk Mangsor Ismail said the first operation was carried out about 1am on Monday when the Anti-Narcotics team led by Assistant Supt Rajab Ahad Ismail raided a house in Kampung Baru here. 

BIG HAUL: (From left) ASP Rajab and SAC I Mangsor showing the stabs of ganja they found during the raids earlier this week.

“The police team seized 114 slabs of ganja, compressed and wrapped in aluminium foil in the kitchen as three of suspects were dividing the ganja into smaller portions. 

“Police arrested four people including a Thai illegal immigrant, believed to be one of the suspects' wife. The arrests were made following a tip-off from the public,” he said. 

The Star learnt that during the raid, the couple’s children, aged between four and 10, were sleeping in the bedroom. It is also learnt that three of the male suspects were planning to pack the ganja into smaller portions and distribute them to buyers by dawn. 

At another raid, a team led by Chief Insp Yap Huat Tian from the Bukit Aman Anti-Narcotics Unit, seized six slabs of ganja weighing 5.6kg from a taxi booth near the Danau Idaman Condominium in Old Klang Road here. 

SAC I Mangsor said police arrested three of the taxi’s occupants, including the taxi driver, who was heading towards the city at 5am on Tuesday. 

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