Drugs delivering cabbie nabbed in RM3.42mil drug bust

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have seized over RM3.42mil worth of drugs following the arrest of a taxi driver who allegedly drove around the Klang Valley to distribute the narcotics.

City police chief Comm Datuk Saiful Azly Kamaruddin said a team from the City Narcotic Crime Investigation Department arrested four men, aged between 34 and 58, in a series of raids at around 4pm on March 3.

"We first arrested a man at a shopping mall in Klang Valley. He then led us to the taxi driver.

"When we arrested him, we found an assortment of drugs in the boot of his vehicle," he told reporters on Monday (March 8).

He said the taxi driver then led police to a house and an apartment in Kepong where more drugs were found.

Two other men were arrested.

"We seized 31.17kg of heroin base, 10.12kg of ketamin, 2.49kg of methamphetamine, 930g of ecstasy and 400 Erimin 5 pills.

"We also found a 9mm Norico pistol and 23 bullets at the condominium," he said, adding that RM11,792 in cash and a Toyota Vios car were also seized.

He said the syndicate, which had been operating for three months, used the taxi to distribute the drugs to their customers.

"We have remanded the suspects for seven days to help with further investigations," he said.

Those with information on similar cases should contact the police hotline at 03- 2115 9999 or visit the nearest police station.

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