Senior citizens among six nabbed in RM4mil drug bust

MELAKA: Police say they have crippled an international drug smuggling syndicate with the arrest of six people, including two senior citizens, and the seizure of RM4mil worth of drugs.

Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said among those detained was a 74-year-old local man and another aged 68.

"The modus operandi of the syndicate was to smuggle drugs overland once the consignment arrived from a neighbouring country," he told a press conference at Melaka police headquarters at Bukit Beruang here on Friday (Feb 23).

Also present was state police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Zainol Samah.

Comm Mohd Kamarudin said police, acting on a tip-off, first arrested a man who was transporting the substance in his car.

"Upon checking, the first suspect had in his possession 52kg of syabu and 31.45kg of ecstasy pills," he said.

Comm Mohd Kamarudin said the first arrest led to the detention of the other five various locations in Genting Highlands, Pahang and Johor.

He added that the suspects have been remanded between five and seven days to assist investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

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