Viet woman and two Iranians held, RM1.4mil in drugs seized

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KUALA LUMPUR: Police detained a Vietnamese woman, two Iranian men and two Malaysians, and seized a variety of drugs with a street value of more than RM1.4 million here on Thursday and Friday.

The drugs seized were heroin (19 gm), syabu (25,692 gm), ketamin (1,011 gm). The police also seized some cash and two pistols including a Walther CP88 pistol and two magazines with 36 bullets.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim said that all the suspects, aged between 24 to 46, were detained by members of the Kuala Lumpur narcotics squad.

He said that police detained a Vietnamese woman and a local man and seized 19 gm of heroin in Dang Wangi Road here in the first arrests on Thursday at 1am.

“Interrogation led the police to a condominium and they seized a powder believed to be syabu (2,196 gm) and ketamin (six gm),’’ he told a media conference today.

In the second arrest, Mazlan said police detained a local man in front of a condominium along the Sungai Besi Highway at 4.50am.

“Police seized syabu (23,496 gm), cash and a pistol together with a magazine and 28 bullets.The suspect was believed to have distributed drugs for the past seven months,’’ he said.

In the third raid, Mazlan said that two Iranian men were detained at a condominium in Solaris Road here at about 7.40pm on Friday.

“Police inspected a Mercedez Benz belonging to the suspects and found ketamin weighing 1005 gm. Police also seized a Walther CP88 pistol and a magazine with eight bullets at the suspects’ condominium,’’ he said.

Preliminary investigation found that one of the suspects had been in the country for the past 25 years and was believed to be working as a property agent. The suspect has actively distributed drugs for the past six months.

All suspects were remanded from six to 14 days from the dates of arrests for further investigations.