KUALA LUMPUR: Police have crippled a drug distribution ring following the seizure of nearly RM1mil worth of syabu.
The group, which had been operating for a month, allegedly got their supply from Thailand.
Wangsa Maju OCPD Supt Rajab Ahad Ismail said they received a suspicious activity tip-off on Jan 13.
“A team from the Tun Razak police station went to check it out and found a man behaving suspiciously in a car near Setiawangsa.
“We arrested the man and brought him and the vehicle back to the police station, where we found 18 packets containing 18.9kg of a substance believed to be syabu, ” he told reporters at the Wangsa Maju police headquarters yesterday.
He said two other suspects were arrested in follow-up operations in Cheras and Wangsa Maju.
“We arrested a woman and a man aged 25 and 24 respectively.The woman is the owner of the car the first suspect was using.
“Both suspects are believed to be part of the same syndicate, ” he said, adding that all three suspects tested positive for drugs.
“Investigations revealed the suspects were part of a syndicate distributing the drugs in Kuala Lumpur.“We are now working on tracing remnant members of the syndicate, including its leader, ” he said.
He also said drug syndicates were no longer focusing on selling at nightclubs and entertainment outlets.
“Due to our continuous efforts in conducting raids and checks at these premises, they no longer want to sell at these outlets and instead have started selling to private parties hosted at luxury apartments and condominiums, ” he added.