SHAH ALAM (Bernama): Selangor police have crippled a drug trafficking syndicate with the arrest of five men, including an Indonesian citizen, and seized a total of 12kg of drugs worth RM1.59mil in a raid on a two-storey shophouse in Brickfields.
Selangor police chief Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin said the raid at 4.30pm on Wednesday (Feb 27) was done in collaboration with the Kuala Lumpur Police Contingent Headquarters, following intelligence received.
The premises was believed to be the operation centre, drug storage and residence of all the suspects, he told a press conference here Friday (March 1).
He said the drug believed to be syabu was found in six 1kg Chinese tea packets as well as 16 packets containing 'heroin base' weighing 379gm each, believed to be for the local market and possibly distributed in nightclubs.
"The 6kg of syabu can be supplied to 12,120 addicts a day while the 6kg of heroin base could produce 72kg of heroin that can be supplied to 240,000 addicts a day," he said.
"Police also seized RM50,000 in cash kept in a shophouse and confiscated three cars - Honda Accord, Toyota Vios and Proton Saga - owned by the suspects," he said.
Noor Azam said the suspects aged from 38 to 55 years old were working as salesmen, trader and cook, while police are still investigating the role of the Indonesian.
He said further investigations found that three of the local suspects had criminal records while another individual also had a record with two drug-related offences and three criminal cases.
He said the preliminary urine tests screening found three of the suspects positive for syabu, and currently, all were remanded until next Wednesday to assist in the investigation under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. - Bernama