Drugs seized after duo fail to pass roadblock

MELAKA: Two drug syndicate suspects were arrested after trying to pass through a roadblock by flashing a fake International Trade and Industri Ministry letter.

Substance believed to be syabu worth about RM4.2mil was seized and another two people were arrested later, said Melaka police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Majid Mohd Ali.

He said police first detained two suspects, aged 39 and 40, at a roadblock on May 12.

“The substance was found concealed inside a modified compartment in the rear seat of the car.

“The drugs were meant for overseas market and were to be transported via a sea route, ” he said.

The raids were carried out in Tanjung Kling and Muar, Johor.

A 40-year-old chemist and his 33-year-old girlfriend were detained in the raid in Muar on May 13.

Cash and three cars were seized in that raid, DCP Abdul Majid said.

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