SHAH ALAM: The first big narcotic bust of the year by Bukit Aman saw police seizing around RM2.1mill worth of what is believed to be methamphetamine.
Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) director Comm Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said in a press conference at the Selangor police contingent headquarters on Tuesday (Jan 14) that the raid on Jan 12 was the result of police work following up on a public tip-off.
The police stopped the suspects as they were transporting the drugs in cars.
"Four suspects were arrested on Jalan Gasing, one of them from Thailand. They were in three cars at the time and one of cars was found to had been carrying 40 packages (weighing a total of 42kg) of suspected syabu.
"Malaysian and Thai currencies were also seized. We believe that the group were drug distributors," he said.
An investigation is underway to identify other members of the drug syndicate, and
it is known that the police have been trailing this group for around eight months.
"The drugs would have been able to fuel the addiction of 84,000 drug users. Of the four suspects, one had previous police records for gambling and drug-related offences. All have been remanded till Jan 19," he said.