MELAKA: Melaka police have foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs through lorong tikus (illegal routes) during the movement control order.
State police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Majid Mohd Ali said police managed to thwart the smuggling with the arrest of two cousins, believed to be middlemen for a drug trafficking syndicate on Jan 14 and Jan 17, respectively.
"We confiscated 15kg of syabu worth about RM2.4mil from the suspects. The substance was meant to be distributed to 30,000 to 50,000 addicts in the state," he said on Monday (Jan 18).
It is learned that the drug supply was obtained from a neighbouring country before being smuggled into the state.
DCP Abdul Majid said the first arrest was that of a 39-year-old suspect on Jan 14.
He said the arrest was made at 7.05pm at Jalan Lereh, Tanjung Kling here.
DCP Abdul Majid said that the subsequent interrogation of the first suspect led to the arrest of his 37-year-old cousin in Selangor on Jan 17.
DCP Abdul Majid said police also confiscated cash totalling RM25,200 and a four-wheel-drive from both the suspects.
He said the two are currently being remanded to assist investigations under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
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