KUALA LUMPUR: A female drug baron along with five henchmen were arrested in a major swoop which also saw the seizure of heroin-based materials worth RM7.8mil.
The racket, led by the 38-year-old woman with international links, is believed to have been active for the past six months.
It came to an abrupt end on Friday when a high-profile police team conducted raids in the Klang Valley following weeks of surveillance.
Bukit Aman Narcotic Crime Investigation Department deputy director Deputy Comm Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said 240 slabs of heroin-based materials, weighing about 87.86kg, could have been processed into the “heroin No. 3” drug.
“The processed and refined drug can cater to some 3.26 million drug addicts, ” he said yesterday.
“During the raids, we also seized two pistols – Glock 30 and Glock 26 – with bullets, as well as RM75,000 in cash and five posh vehicles.”
DCP Kamarul Zaman said initial investigations showed the materials were imported from a neighbouring country.
“We believe the syndicate has been active for about six months, supplying drugs to the Klang Valley.
“The seized firearms could have been used for protection or to intimidate buyers, ” he said.
DCP Kamarul Zaman said the female kingpin was fluent in several languages.
“Her fluency may have assisted her in dealing with syndicates from across the border.
“All the suspects have been remanded, ” he said, adding that the they would be taken to court today for their remand to be extended.
Despite the ongoing movement control order, DCP Kamarul Zaman said drug syndicates were still active and finding ways and means to distribute drugs.
“We believe some drug syndicates are using transport firms under the essential services sector to pass through roadblocks.
“We will tighten our inspections to stop such attempts, ” he said.
DCP Kamarul Zaman also urged the public to tip off the police on drug-related or other crimes.
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