REMBAU: Police have ended operations at suspected meth labs and seized drugs valued at RM4.3mil in two operations in Negri Sembilan and Selangor.
A total of 16 suspects, including five Indian nationals, were arrested.
The raids by the Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID), Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING) and Selangor NCID began on Feb 13.
Federal NCID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said the first raid was conducted at a farm in Kampung Kundur Tengah that resulted in the arrest of five suspects.
“We believe that the area was used as a meth lab.
“In the raid, police seized various tools and chemicals that were used to process 84kg of liquid meth, which could produce 33.6kg of syabu,” he told reporters at the police headquarters here yesterday.
Comm Mohmad Salleh said subsequent raids in Bandar Teknologi Kajang saw four more suspects nabbed.
A total of 71.1kg of a substance believed to be drugs, 148.5kg of liquid drugs, and other chemicals believed to have been used to process drugs were also seized.
The first operation also resulted in three arrests in Taman Raintree, Batu Caves and Taman Cempaka, Ampang.
Comm Mohmad Salleh said the second operation on Feb 14 saw four more syndicate members arrested.
Eight of the suspects are believed to be Gang 36 members, he added.
He said five bank accounts have been frozen, adding that seven cars and a motorcycle were among the items seized. — Bernama.