Routine patrol turns into major drug bust


Large haul: Comm Mohamed Mokhsein (second from right) and his officers showing some of the confiscated drugs at the district headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. — SAMUEL ONG/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Eagle-eyed policemen on a routine patrol made a huge drug bust when they found RM1.1mil worth of a substance suspected to be ketamine in the boot

of a car in Kampung Baru Salak Selatan.

“The suspects, aged 18 and 28, were stopped on Wednesday after a police team there saw them acting suspiciously.

“Upon inspection, 43 plastic packets of suspected ketamine were found,” said Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zon during a press conference at the district headquarters here yesterday.

He added that one of the suspects tried to run away but “didn’t get far”.

Police checks showed that both suspects had a criminal record, mainly for drugs offences.

Investigations were ongoing to link the duo to any drug syndicate and to find the source of their supply.

“We are also investigating their intended market.

“Urine tests were conducted and one tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol, amphetamine and methamphetamine,” said Comm Mohamed Mokhsein.

Police were also tracking down the owner of the car.

In a second drug bust, a crime prevention patrol team found RM5,659 worth of drugs after stopping a car along the Besraya Highway.

“We found 65 packets of suspected meth, 10 pills of Erimin 5 and 3.77g of cannabis in the vehicle. We believe that these drugs could be used by around 250 drug addicts.

“The 23-year-old suspect had prior drug offences,” said Comm Mohamed Mokhsein.

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