Drug syndicate crippled after four suspects arrested


KUALA LUMPUR: City police have crippled a drug trafficking syndicate here with the arrest of four suspects.

Police seized more than three kilograms of a powdery substance believed to be ecstasy, as well as an assortment of pills worth RM337,000.

City Narcotics Crime Investigation Department chief Asst Comm Adnan Azizon said they arrested a 43-year-old man on Monday at around 11.20am at a hotel lobby at Jalan Pudu.

"We seized 93g of powder believed to be syabu and 600 ecstasy pills.

"The suspect then led us to a condominium at Batu Caves where we arrested two locals and an Indonesian," he said in a statement on Wednesday (Dec 5).

He said a check in the condominium led to the seizure of 3.96kg of powder believed to be ecstasy.

"Based on our investigations the suspects could supply over 700 people with the drugs seized.

"We believe the suspects were actively supplying drugs within the Klang Valley," he said adding that the suspects have been remanded for seven days to help with investigations.

He said the case was classified as drug trafficking under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries the death penalty upon conviction.