KUALA LUMPUR: Police have crippled a drug-trafficking syndicate which uses mobile phones and undergarments to smuggle drugs out of the country.
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 at a house along Jalan Prima Pelangi 3, Bukit Prima Pelangi here.
“A packet of powder believed to be 3.72kg of ketamin was found in the house. We also found mobile phone boxes, bras and a sewing machine,” he told reporters at the city police headquarters yesterday.
It is believed that the syndicate packed the drugs in the bra paddings 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 gun,” Comm Mazlan said, adding that the drugs were worth at least RM125,000.
Police also seized two luxury cars.
In another case, Comm Mazlan said police arrested a 31-year-old suspect in Taman Gembira, Kuchai Lama, and seized 3.13kg of a powdered substance believed to be ecstasy, 129 bottles containing liquid ecstasy as well as 70 ecstasy pills during a raid on Saturday at 11pm.
“We seized RM900 in cash from the suspect and a car. Based on our investigations, the suspect was linked to a drug syndicate we busted last year.
“We believe the suspect distributes the drugs at night clubs around the Klang Valley,” he said.
In 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,” Comm Mazlan said.
“We arrested him on Jan 25 near a hotel along Jalan Rahmat. He led us to a house where the revolver, a .38 special and five .38 bullets as well as 9mm bullets were kept.”
The suspect had a record for causing hurt, extortion and drug-related offences.
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