KUALA LUMPUR: A drug syndicate which catered to customers in the Klang Valley was busted with the seizure of about RM2mil worth of drugs.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said that the police also detained three men, believed to be the syndicate members, during an operation conducted from July 3 to 7.
He said the first suspect is a 28-year-old man who was in his car, adding that he was detained at Jalan Ipoh here at about 12.30pm on July 3.
"We also seized 500g of syabu from the vehicle," he told a press conference on Wednesday (July 8).
The investigation then led the police to a serviced apartment in Jalan Metro Perdana in Kepong at about 2.20pm the same day, he added.
"We seized 300g of syabu and RM1,300 cash. Later, at 5.40pm, the police raided another serviced apartment in Brickfields (KL) and arrested a 35-year-old man. We also seized an array of drugs, including heroin and methamphetamine," he said.
Comm Mazlan said further leads led the police to a condominium in Jalan Kuchai Maju here on July 6, where a 28-year-old man was arrested.
"We seized RM394,000 cash, and the suspect later tested positive for ganja," he added.
Comm Mazlan said police raided another unit at the same condominium on July 7.
"We inspected a safe in the unit and seized RM201,080 cash and close to RM20,000 in foreign currencies in different denominations. Jewellery worth RM284,505 was also seized," he said.
In total, the whole operation resulted in various drugs seized including 30.6kg of syabu, 2.9kg of heroin and 50,000 erimin 5 pills, Comm Mazlan said.
"The drugs are worth about RM2mil and could have catered to 81,300 addicts in the Klang Valley," he said, adding that the assets and cash belonging to the syndicate were worth about RM920,000.
"We believe the syndicate has been active for about three months," he said.
The police are also investigating whether the syndicate's cash were proceeds from drug sales, he added.
The suspects have been remanded until Thursday (July 9).
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