KUALA LUMPUR: Three drug syndicate members have been arrested after a string of raids that crippled a drug-processing ring.
Bukit Aman Narcotic Crimes Investigation Department (NCID) acting director Deputy Comm Datuk Kamarulzaman Mamat said five raids were conducted on July 10 in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.
“Various chemicals and equipment worth around RM9.56mil was seized then,” he said at a press conference in Bukit Aman on Friday (July 12).
Most of the drugs seized, he said, were found when they raided a house within a high-end residential area in Bukit Tengku.
Around 56kg of syabu was uncovered, as well as ecstasy pills.
Police arrested the first suspect then and this led to the arrest of two more members.
“Investigations are still ongoing to determine if the suspects were the ‘cookers’,” said DCP Kamarulzaman.
Four cars were also seized, as well as RM37,000 in cash.
“If these drugs were to hit the streets, it could be used by around 500,000 drug addicts,” he said.
The police also believe the trio had only been operating for a month or two.
In an unrelated matter, DCP Kamarulzaman urged Malaysians to not fall prey to drug syndicates by being their drug mules.
“There have been more and more of these cases involving Malaysians lately, so I would like to bring up this issue again,” he said, referring to two recent arrests on July 6 at KLIA2.
On July 6, KLIA police arrested two men for attempting to smuggle drugs in their shoes as they were about to board a flight to Busan, Korea.