JOHOR BAHRU: Police have arrested six individuals, including a civil servant, for allegedly trafficking drugs in prison.
Johor police chief Kamarul Zaman Mamat said police discovered the activities after they conducted checks on an accused who had completed his court hearing at about 10.30am on Dec 15.
Police found nine compressed-wrapped tubes filled with drugs hidden in his underwear, and it was believed the man also swallowed some of the tubes while inside the court complex.
“Police then carried out five raids around Johor, leading to the arrest of six suspects, including three women and a civil servant, all aged between 25 and 37.
“Urine tests found two of the suspects were positive for methamphetamine, while three of them have previous records related to drugs,” he said at a press conference here.
Kamarul said the accused was then sent to a hospital and underwent an operation in which six tubes were recovered.
“Police also seized 44.74g of ganja worth RM2,237, syabu weighing 28.84g worth RM2,884, and RM3,800 in cash.
“The modus operandi is for the accused to swallow the tubes of drugs before being taken to prison after the trial. The drugs will then be distributed,” he said.
All the suspects have been remanded until tomorrow for further investigation under Section 39A (1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.