KUALA LUMPUR: Two drug trafficking syndicates have been crippled with the arrests of five men and seizures of more than RM200,000 worth of drugs.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim said four men, aged between 29 and 34, were detained in the first series of raids in Taman Connaught on Jan 25.
"We seized 12.3kg of heroin during the raids," he said in a statement on Friday (Jan 27).
In the second operation, a 30-year-old man was arrested following raids at Jalan San Peng on Jan 26, he said.
"We seized 5kg of ganja.
"The suspect also has nine prior criminal offences," he added.
The total drugs seized from the two operations were worth RM206,000, Comm Azmi said.
"We also seized RM15,000 worth of jewellery, RM870 cash and a Toyota Camry belonging to the syndicates," he said.
Both syndicates were believed to have been active for about three months, he said.
"We believe the drugs were for the Kuala Lumpur market.
"The syndicate used vehicles and a store to keep their drug supplies," he said.
The suspects detained have been remanded until Feb 1, he added.
Comm Azmi said the drugs seized could have been supplied to 37,000 drug users.
"We hope those in Kuala Lumpur, especially at the People's Housing Projects and public housing, can provide the police with relevant information on drug-related offences.
"Those with information can contact the police via WhatsApp at 012-208 7222," he said.