Cops bust syndicate using couriers to distribute drugs

KOTA KINABALU: City police have busted a syndicate using courier services to distribute drugs after seizing 9kg of syabu and 1kg of ketamine worth a total of RM368,000 in two raids.

Three suspects aged between 37 and 52 were also nabbed during the raids over the past few days.

OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zaidi Abdullah said the syndicate brings in drugs from Peninsular Malaysia using courier services and then sells them to pushers and addicts in the city and neighbouring districts.

He said the first suspect was arrested at Jalan Ranggung Batek in Likas at about 2.45pm on Wednesday.

“Following a body search, police seized a box containing seven packages of suspected syabu weighing about 7.174kg. His accomplice was later arrested at a hall in Luyang,” he added.

The third suspect was nabbed in front of a shopping centre in Alam Mesra here at about 2pm on Thursday.

Police found 1.22kg of syabu in his bag and also recovered another 1.22kg of syabu and 1kg of ketamine from his house in Kampung Bantayan in Inanam.

“Investigations showed they had sent the drugs through the courier service using a fake address,” said ACP Mohd Zaidi.

He said two of the suspects have previous drug-related cases.

All three suspects have been remanded for seven days to help in investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

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