RM7.6mil in drugs seized, trafficking ring busted in Cheras raids

KUALA LUMPUR: Some RM7.6mil worth of drugs have been seized following raids at luxury condominiums in Cheras.

Two men, including the suspected syndicate's 41-year-old mastermind, were also detained packing the drugs for distribution.

Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said police raided three luxury condominium units on Feb 14.

"We seized 134.87kg of syabu, 8.25kg of Erimin 5, 25.54kg of ecstasy, 8.6kg of ketamine and 6.05kg of MDMA powder worth a total of RM7.6mil.

"The drugs seized could have been supplied to 850,000 addicts," he told a press conference at Cheras police headquarters on Wednesday (Feb 21).

An Airsoft pistol and two magazines of ammunition were also seized in the raid, he said.

"We believe the syndicate used the units to store the drugs before distributing them to pushers in the Klang Valley, Sabah and Sarawak.

"Investigations found that the drugs were smuggled in from nearby countries," he said, adding that the syndicate is believed to have been active since the middle of last year.

"One of the suspects detained had 22 offences on his record.

"Both suspects tested negative for drugs and have been remanded for further investigation," he said.

Comm Mohd Kamarudin said they also seized two vehicles and a watch worth a total of RM163,000.

"The mastermind would receive orders from local pushers before instructing his runner and 'storekeeper' to pack the drugs for distribution.

"They would send the drugs to the pushers by vehicle in the Klang Valley and by courier to Sabah and Sarawak.

"The drugs are hidden in packs of tea to evade detection.

"We are trying to identify the courier service used to ship the drugs to Sabah and Sarawak," he added.

The syndicate used luxury condominiums to store the drugs as such premises have restricted access, he said.

"Each unit was rented for RM2,500 a month," he said, adding that they were still hunting for remnants of the syndicate.

"We urge the public to continue providing information on drug activities to the NCID hotline at 012-2087222," he said.

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