KUALA LUMPUR: A drug distribution ring has been derailed with the arrest of two of its pushers on Friday (Sept 13).
The two suspects were picked up by police during a raid at a condominium in Setapak.
“The first, 33, was arrested at the sidewalk near the condominium and was found with 2.054kg of drugs that we believe to be methamphetamine.
“He then brought police to a unit inside, where a 29-year-old suspect was also arrested,” city police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said on Tuesday (Sept 17) at a press conference at Wangsa Maju police headquarters.
After police questioned the two suspects, they were brought to a car inside the building’s car park.
Checks on the vehicle led to the discovery of around 36kg of methamphetamine.
“We estimate the total value of the drugs seized to be around RM1.9mil. Both suspects have been remanded until Sept 19,” he said.
It is believed that the duo had links to a much larger syndicate in Terengganu, where they had gotten their supply from.
Comm Mazlan said the drugs were originally thought to have been brought in from a neighbouring country.
“Investigations are still ongoing and the mastermind is still being tracked down. What we know so far is that the two suspects had been operating for about four months and that they sold to other drug pushers in the Klang Valley area,” he said.
Both were found to have had police records for drug-related offences.
“These were professional drug pushers. They are not addicted to their product. We found that they earn around RM2,800 in profits for every kilogramme of drugs sold,” he said.