KUALA LUMPUR: Police have crippled three syndicates in Selangor and seized drugs worth about RM3mil.
The syndicates were busted in a series of raids by Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) and Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING) this month.
NCID principal assistant director Senior Asst Comm Kang Chez Chiang said four Malaysians, including three women, and five Nigerian men, all aged between 26 and 37, were arrested in the raids.
“The first syndicate was busted around 6.50pm on Friday when police raided a condominium in Kota Damansara and the arrival hall in KL International Airport (KLIA).
“Three Malaysian women, believed to be drug mules, were picked up after they arrived from Togo, Africa, and had 4.3kg of cocaine in their backpacks.
“The mastermind, a Nigerian man, was arrested later,” he said.
SAC Kang said the second syndicate was busted around 4.30pm on Monday when police raided three locations in Seri Kembangan and Puchong and seized 22.5kg of syabu hidden in 44 backpacks.
“Four Nigerian men were arrested in the raids,” he said.
The final bust saw police arresting a Malaysian man after he arrived from South America at the KLIA bus terminal on Tuesday.
“We seized 1.5kg of cocaine from his luggage,” he said.
SAC Kang said that while cocaine was not popular in Malaysia, the syndicates used Malaysia as a transit point to sell it in Indonesia and Thailand.
“The cocaine is from South America. And like in the case of the three Malaysian women, they got it from Togo after the drugs were smuggled there from South America,” he said.
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