KUALA LUMPUR: Two Iranian men, who have a taste for the "high" life, were detained in connection with drug trafficking in the Klang Valley.
The suspects, aged 27 and 46, were arrested at a parking area of a luxury condominium at Jalan Solaris here at about 7.40am on Friday (July 12).
Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said police had stopped the suspects as they were about to drive off in a red BMW X6.
"Questioning of the suspects led police to a parking lot of another luxury condominium at Jalan Kiara.
"There, we checked a white Mercedes Benz and sized 1kg of ketamine," he told a press conference at the city police headquarters on Monday (July 15).
Police also seized a Walter CP88 pistol along with eight bullets from a condominium unit at Jalan Kiara, belonging to the suspects, he added.
"Urine tests revealed that both men tested positive for THC.
"They have been remanded until July 26 in connection with the case," Comm Mazlan said, adding that jewellery and vehicles of the suspects worth RM514,953 were also seized.
The drugs seized were capable of supplying 2,010 drug addicts, he added.
"Initial investigations revealed the suspects catered towards high-class clients, both Malaysians and Iranians.
"They used luxury vehicles and lived in similar condominiums in order to attract customers as well as to evade authorities. They have been active for about six months," he said.
Comm Mazlan said the suspects entered the country several years ago.
"We believe they initially worked as property agents, but turned to drug dealing.
"We are also in the midst of identifying the mastermind as well as the extent of the syndicate's network in the country," he said.
In another case, a 24-year-old Vietnamese woman and a 29-year-old Malaysian man were detained at Jalan Dang Wangi on July 11.
"We seized 19g of heroin from the suspect.
"Subsequent raids led police to a condominium unit in Cheras where 2.19kg of ecstasy powder and 6g of ketamine were found," Comm Mazlan said, adding that the drugs seized could have catered to 2,300 addicts.
The drugs seized were worth RM221,220 and the duo, who are in a relationship, have been active for three months, he added.
In the third series of raids, Comm Mazlan said police arrested a 34-year-old man in front of an apartment in Sungai Besi at about 4.50pm on July 11.
"We checked his apartment unit and seized 23kg of syabu and a pistol, along with 28 bullets.
"The drugs seized are worth RM1.17mil and would have catered to 47,000 addicts," he said adding that the suspect has been active for seven months.
Comm Mazlan vowed that police will continue to take action against the drug menace, prioritising busting drug trafficking syndicates.