RM1.2 mil in heroin base seized, 2 men held

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have detained two men suspected of being involved in a drug distribution syndicate and seized heroin base worth RM1.2 million in a raid on Jalan Dutamas Solaris here.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim said the two men, aged 31 and 37, were believed to be carriers for the syndicate and had brought the drug through the Kelantan-Thai border via Sungai Golok.

A car and RM950 in cash were also seized, he said.

Preliminary investigations showed that the men were paid RM10,000 each to ferry the drug. They have been active in the Klang Valley for the past three months.

‘’The drug can be distributed to 130,000 addicts at RM50 per gramme after it has been processed,’’ he said.

He said that the two men had criminal records and urine tests saw one of them test positive for drugs.

The two men were remanded for seven days from June 21. The case is being investigated under the Dangerous Drugs Act which carries a death penalty for those found guilty, he added.