Dealers selling ice cubes laced with drugs

Drug haul: Comm Mazlan, at the KL contingent police headquarters, holding part of the ketamine packages seized from a terrace house in Kuala Lumpur. — Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: For only RM120, customers can get high on ice cubes laced with drugs, the latest tactic used by drug distributors to deceive the authorities.

Police discovered first such case after recently arresting a man for processing the drugs at a terrace house in Jalan Kuchai Lama here, said Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim.

The 33-year-old had rented the premises and turned it into a mini drug-processing laboratory, and was believed to have been operating for three months, he added.

“Police seized 14 plastic packages containing ketamine, five plastic containers containing ketamine and 27 ecstasy pills, all worth over RM490,000.

“The suspect is also believed to be working closely with nightclub operators to supply the ice cubes at night clubs around the Klang Valley, ” he said at the Kuala Lumpur contingent police headquarters yesterday.

He said investigations found that the drugs were enough to supply to more than 8,000 users and were also marketed to neighbouring countries.

The suspect tested positive for amphetamine and methamphetamine.

“The suspect has been remanded for seven days beginning Dec 20 and the case is being investigated under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code and Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, ” he added. — Bernama

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