KUALA LUMPUR: Police have crippled a drug trafficking syndicate here aimed at smuggling drugs out of the country in mobile phone boxes and undergarments.
City police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said City and Bukit Aman Narcotic Crime Investigation Department personnel arrested a 35-year-old suspect, based on a tip off at around 8pm on Sunday (Jan 27) at a house along Jalan Prima Pelangi 3, Bukit Prima Pelangi here.
"A check on the house revealed a packet of powder believed to be 3.72kg of ketamine.
"We also found mobile phone boxes, bras and a sewing machine," he told reporters at the City police headquarters on Tuesday (Jan 29).
He said the syndicate was believed to be packing the drugs in bra padding before hiring mules to wear them and head out to neighbouring countries.
"The syndicate also packed the drugs in mobile phone boxes, ensuring that the drugs weighed just as much as the mobile phone which was taken out of the box.
"During the raid we also seized three air pistols resembling a Glock Compact, Beretta, and M4 guns," he said, adding that the drugs were worth about RM125,000.
Comm Mazlan said police also seized two Mercedes-Benz cars during the raid.
Meanwhile, in another case, Comm Mazlan said police arrested a 31-year-old suspect at Taman Gembira, Kuchai Lama and seized 3.13kg of powder, believed to be ecstasy, 129 bottles containing liquid ecstasy, as well as 70 ecstasy pills during a raid on Saturday (Jan 26) at around 11pm.
"We also seized RM900 cash from the suspect and a Perodua MyVi car.
"Based on our investigations, the suspect was linked to a drug syndicate, which was previously busted by us last year.
"We believe the suspect distributes the drugs at night clubs around Klang Valley," he said.
On another unrelated case, police arrested a 30-year-old suspect for trying to sell a revolver.
"We received a tip-off that the suspect was trying to sell the pistol for RM5,000.
"We arrested him on Jan 25 near a hotel along Jalan Rahmat, and he led us to a house where the revolver, a .38 special and five .38 bullets as well as 9mm bullets were kept," he said, adding that the suspect had a record for causing hurt, extortion and drug related offences.
He added that the suspect has been remanded to help with investigations.
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