Cops bust drug syndicate, seize drugs worth RM10 mil

Bukit Aman Narcotics CID acting director Kamarulzaman Mamat (holding bag) showing the drugs seized. Police found two drug-processing labs in Bukit Tunku and Bandar Sri Damansara. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Three local men believed to be part of a major drug distributing syndicate were nabbed following several raids around Kuala Lumpur and Selangor on Wednesday, with drugs worth almost RM10 million seized.

Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department acting director Kamarulzaman Mamat said the suspects were aged between 30 and 59.

He said police seized various types of drugs, including syabu weighing 59.25kg, 197,580 Ecstacy pills, ketamine weighing 18.7kg and 365gm of opium. Also seized was RM37,000 in cash.

Kamarulzaman said they also seized four luxury vehicles, namely a Mercedes, Toyota Harrier, Toyota Alphard and Volvo, worth RM220,000.

“We arrested a man at a luxury house in Bukit Tunku here and uncovered drug-processing activities in a laboratory.

“Four more raids were carried out in Bandar Sri Damansara, Petaling Jaya, which led to the arrest of two more suspects and the discovery of another drug-processing laboratory,” he said.

Kamarulzaman said all the suspects had been actively involved in the syndicate for the past two months and the drugs seized were believed to be for the local and overseas market.

He said all the detainees were remanded for seven days from yesterday under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.