Couple nabbed with RM2.15mil drugs at Cheras condo


Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Saiful Azly Kamaruddin (2nd right) shows the drugs seizures at a press conference at the Kuala Lumpur contingent police headquarters — KAMARUL ARIFFIN/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested a couple and seized drugs worth nearly RM2.15mil from them at a condominium in Cheras.

The drugs, ranging from ketamine to ecstasy pills, were found after city police raided and arrested the two on Monday evening.

Police made a breakthrough when they chanced upon the 66-year-old suspect at the condominium’s car park at 5.30pm.

On checking him, police found ketamine.

Following the arrest, he led police to a unit in the apartment belonging to his 45-year-old former wife.

Police found 5.6kg of ketamine, 29kg of MDMA powder (ecstasy) and 31,350ml of liquid MDMA inside the apartment and arrested the woman.

Police inspected another vehicle at the car park and found 3,000 Erimin 5 and ecstasy pills.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Saiful Azly Kamaruddin, at a press conference at the contingent headquarters here yesterday, said the woman tested positive for drugs and had previous drug-related offences.

“The couple has been active in drug trafficking over the past two months, ” he said.

Both have been remanded until Sunday.

In an unrelated matter, Dang Wangi and Wangsa Maju police have busted a total of six private parties since Dec 1.

“Of the raids conducted, 89 suspects were caught with 67 arrests made. The suspects were aged between 14 and 64 years old, ” he said.

Comm Saiful also warned that action can be taken against the premises owner under the Dangerous Drugs Act if such illegal substances were found inside their building.

Meanwhile, he said city police requested the Immigration Department on Tuesday to issue a persona non-grata status to 23 foreign women caught in a hotel in Bukit Bintang on Nov 19.

The move to ban them for life from re-entering the country to prevent them from recommitting such criminal activities.

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