Three senior citizens nabbed in drug ring bust

Successful seizure: Comm Mohd Kamarudin (third from left) with the drugs during the press conference at the Melaka police headquarters. — Bernama

MELAKA: Age is no barrier even when it comes to crime – three quite senior folk were among those arrested when police crippled a drug smuggling syndicate.

Among the six people arrested were three men aged 74, 68 and 57.

Police also confiscated RM4mil worth of drugs, said Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Kamarudin Md Din.

“The syndicate is believed to have smuggled drugs overland once consignments arrived from a neighbouring country,” he told a press conference at the Melaka police headquarters yesterday.

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

Comm Mohd Kamarudin said police acted on a tip-off following the arrest of the first suspect, who was transporting the substance in his car.

“Upon checking, the first suspect was in possession of 52kg of syabu and 31.45kg of Ecstasy pills,” he said.

Comm Mohd Kamarudin added that information from the first suspect led to the arrest of five other men at various locations in Pahang and Johor.

The suspects have been remanded for between five and seven days to assist in investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

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