RM2mil drugs seized in raid


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  • Thursday, 09 Jul 2020

War on narcotics: Comm Mazlan (third from left) showing the seized drugs to reporters at the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters.

KUALA LUMPUR: A drug syndicate that catered to customers in the Klang Valley has been busted with the seizure of about RM2mil worth of drugs.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said three men believed to be syndicate

members were picked up during the operation which was conducted from Friday to Tuesday.

“The first suspect, a 28-year-old man, was detained in Jalan Ipoh in his car at about 12.30pm on Friday.

“We also seized 500g of syabu from the vehicle,” he said yesterday.

Investigations led police to a serviced apartment in Jalan Metro Perdana in Kepong at about 2.20pm the same day.

“We seized 300g of syabu and RM1,300 cash.

“Later at 5.40pm, police raided another serviced apartment in Brickfields and arrested a 35-year-old man. We also seized an array of drugs, including heroin and methamphetamine,” he added.

Comm Mazlan said police raided a condominium in Jalan Kuchai Maju on Monday, where a 28-year-old man was arrested.

“We also seized RM394,000 in cash. The suspect also tested positive for ganja,” he added.

Comm Mazlan said police raided another unit at the same condominium on Tuesday.

“A total of RM201,080 cash and close to RM20,000 in foreign currencies in different denominations were found. Several jewellery items worth RM284,505 were 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.

“The amount of drugs could have supplied up to 81,300 addicts.

“The drugs are worth about RM2mil while assets and cash belonging to the syndicate are worth about RM920,000,” Comm Mazlan said, adding that police were investigating whether the cash were proceeds from drug sales.“We believe the syndicate has been active for about three months.”

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