KUALA LUMPUR: A former coffee shop worker, suspected of being a drug trafficker, found himself in hot water when police finally caught up with him.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said the 52-year-old man was caught by the side of the road on Jalan Dutamas around 10.30pm on March 4 where police found a variety of drugs in his car as well as RM3,200 in cash.
"He later led us to two condominium units in Damansara Perdana. Two Vietnamese women were found in one of the units along with more drugs and cash in various denominations worth about RM7,496," he said, adding that gold jewellery believed to be worth about RM18,000 were among the seized items.
One of the women, a 29-year-old manicurist is believed to be the suspect's girlfriend while the other woman, 25, is believed to have only been in Malaysia for 15 days.
Police then went to the other unit in the same condominium complex and found more drugs hidden there as well as an air pistol with about 300 ball bearings.
The male suspect tested positive for drugs while the two women tested negative.
In total, police seized about 5kg of drugs including methamphetamine, ketamine, ganja, ecstasy powder as well as ecstasy and erimin 5 pills.
Comm Mazlan said police believed the drugs could supply about 10,282 drug users in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.
"We believe this ring has been operating for about three months. We are continuing our investigations into it," he said.
The trio has been remanded until Wednesday (March 11) and the case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for drug trafficking, which carries the mandatory death sentence if convicted.
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