Johor cops arrested two drug distributors who use old cars as storage

JOHOR BARU: Police have arrested two drug distributors who have been using old cars as storage.

Johor police chief Comm M. Kumar said they launched a series of raids from May 16 to 20, which led to the arrest of two suspects aged 35 and 36.

“The duo had been distributing drugs since March. They stored the items in old cars parked on the front porch and the back lane of a house in Mount Austin here.

“This modus operandi was to avoid attention because the vehicles look old and broken down. One of the vehicles also had a flat tyre,” he said in a press conference at the state police headquarters here on Thursday (May 23).

He added that during the raid, police uncovered about 13.8kg of drugs such as heroin, syabu, ganja and Eramin 5 pills worth a total of RM331,339 in the vehicles and on the suspects.

Additionally, police also seized the two vehicles, two motorcycles, RM5,070 in ringgit as well as Singapore and US dollar, and a necklace.

Comm Kumar added that both suspects had prior criminal and drug records.

They have been remanded since May 17 to assist in investigation under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

From Jan 1 to May 21, Johor police have arrested 10,006 people in relation to drugs and seized more than 2.10 tonnes of drugs worth RM18.79mil, he said.

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