RM7.8mil worth of drugs bound for Indonesia seized

  • Nation
  • Monday, 23 Jul 2018

Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh. -Star filepic

KUALA LUMPUR: Some 156kg of syabu worth RM7.8mil, packed in Chinese tea packets and meant to be smuggled into neighbouring countries, was seized following raids in Ampang Jaya.

Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigations Department (NCID) Comm Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said 10 men, believed to be syndicate members, were also arrested following several raids in Ampang on Saturday (July 21).

These included a raid on the parking lot of a supermarket at about 7.45am.

"NCID officers worked hand in hand with their China counterparts in bringing down the syndicate.

"The drugs were smuggled from a neighbouring country, bordering the east coast of Malaysia," he told a press conference at Ampang Police District Headquarters on Monday.

The drugs would have catered to 179,000 addicts had they not been seized, added Comm Mohmad.

"We also seized several vehicles, jewellery and cash in multiple denominations.

"We believed the drugs were meant for the local market and a neighbouring country," he said.

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