SHAH ALAM (Bernama): Police have smashed a drug trafficking syndicate with the seizure of heroin worth RM910,000 and the arrest of nine suspects in a series of raids in the Klang Valley.
Selangor Narcotics CID chief ACP Ahmad Jefferi Abdullah said police got their break in the case when a team from Bukit Aman arrested a man at a double-storey terrace house in Puncak Alam near here at 1.30pm on Sept 20.
He said the team seized 57 packets of drugs believed to be heroin and weighing 30.35kg in a room of the house.
“In follow-up operations, we arrested seven men and a woman at several locations in Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Gombak, Brickfields and Cheras on the same day,” he told a press conference at the Selangor contingent police headquarters here on Monday (Sept 27).
The suspects are aged between 30 and 50, he added.
ACP Ahmad Jefferi said the syndicate was believed to have been distributing drugs in the Klang Valley for more than three months.
He said police also confiscated RM32,070 in cash, nine cars and two motorcycles, worth about RM286,409 in total.
He added that six of the suspects had criminal records and one tested positive for drugs.
All the suspects have been remanded for 14 days until Oct 4 for investigation under Section 39 (B) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which provides for a death sentence or life imprisonment and at least 15 strokes of the rotan upon conviction, he added. – Bernama