KUALA LUMPUR: A drug trafficking syndicate operating out of several entertainment outlets in the city has been crippled by police.
Police nabbed the syndicate members in raids and seized drugs enough to supply 700 users for a month, said Federal Narcotic Crime Investigation Department director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff.
He said his officers and the Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group had been monitoring their activities for some time.
The police teams sprang into action on Wednesday.
“We raided four locations around Cheras at about 1pm,” said Comm Mohd Mokhtar.
Two Malaysians, a Bangladeshi man and an Indonesian woman, aged between 38 and 42, were arrested during the swoops.
“We seized 285gm of powder believed to be syabu, 355gm of suspected ketamine, 1,150 Eremin 5 pills and 227 Ecstasy pills worth RM94,000,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Also seized were RM700,658 worth of syndicate property, including a Nissan Skyline, Toyota Vios, Isuzu DMAX and several other vehicles, as well as cash and jewellery.
One of the suspects tested positive for drugs while another has a criminal record. All have been remanded for seven days.
Police urge anyone with information on the syndicate, or any drug trafficking activities, to call its hotlines or contact the nearest station.
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