Drug syndicate in Taiping smashed, married couple among six arrested

IPOH: Police have arrested six people, including a husband and wife, suspected to be involved in a drug syndicate in Taiping.

Perak narcotics chief Asst Comm Lee King Chuan said the arrests were made during five consecutive raids on Thursday (July 16).

About RM154,000 worth of heroin, methamphetamine and Eramin 5 pills were seized.

"The Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department conducted the first raid at a house in Jalan Simpang. Three men were arrested and two cars, as well as some cash, were seized at 12.45pm on Thursday.

“The second raid was held later at a house in Taman Simpang Bakti at 1.30pm where we seized some money and jewellery, ” he told a press conference at state police contingent headquarters here on Friday (July 17).

"At 2pm, a third raid was carried out at Taman Aulong Maju. We arrested a 35-year-old woman, seized a car, a motorcycle, handphones and some money, ” he said.

ACP Lee said during the fourth raid in a house at Taman Pengkalan Ayu, the police found drugs and arrested a man and his wife.

“We found about 5.72g of heroin, 10.96g of methamphetamine and four Eramin 5 pills during the 4.15pm raid.

"The last raid was conducted at 9.30pm in Pokok Asam where we found about 5.4kg of heroin and 2.6kg of methamphetamine," he said, adding that the total value of all seized items was about RM400,000.

ACP Lee said those arrested were locals, aged between 30 and 41.

"Two of the suspects have a drug record.

"Some of them worked as lorry drivers while others were unemployed," he said.

“The syndicate is believed to have started since May this year, with their operations mainly in Taiping.

"All are being remanded between four and eight days to facilitate investigations under Section 39(B) of the Dangerous Drugs Act, ” he added.

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