MELAKA: An attempt by suspected drug runners to get past a roadblock with a fake International Trade and Industry Ministry letter led to the seizure of RM4.2mil worth of syabu by Melaka police.
Melaka police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Majid Mohd Ali said on Monday (May 17) four suspects were also arrested.
He said police first detained two suspects, aged 39 and 40, at the roadblock at 5.30pm on May 12.
"The substance was found concealed inside a modified compartment of the rear seat of the car.
"The drug was meant for the overseas market and transported by sea," he told a press conference.
DCP Abdul Majid said police subsequently conducted two raids jointly with the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency.
The raids were carried out at Tanjung Kling and Muar in Johor.
DCP Abdul Majid said police arrested a 40-year-old chemist and his 33-year-old girlfriend at the raid in Muar on May 13.
Police also seized cash and three cars in the Muar raid.
"All the suspects have previous records relating to drug abuse," he added.