KUALA LUMPUR: Police have busted a drug syndicate masterminded by a Thai woman with the arrest of four people and the seizure of RM520,000 worth of methamphetamine in a series of raids here on Friday.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Allaudeen Abdul Majid said the suspects, aged 23 to 30, were detained between 7pm and 9.15pm.
He said the syndicate was believed to have been active for the past two months and its modus operandi involved using vehicles to store drugs before distributing them to buyers.
“In the first raid, a married Thai couple, who worked in restaurants, and a local man, working at a horse farm in Selangor, were arrested by the roadside at Taman Permata, Cheras.
“Checks revealed that the suspects did not have a criminal record but tested positive for drugs.
“The arrests led police to the discovery of 15 packets of methamphetamine weighing 16kg at a car park in Solaris Dutamas,” he said in a statement today.
Allaudeen said police then arrested another suspect, a Thai woman believed to be the mastermind of the syndicate, at the lobby of a residence in Taman Kobena, Cheras.
He said initial investigation revealed that the drugs could cater to 30,000 drug users.
Police are still tracing the source of the supply.
During the raids, the police also seized a vehicle worth RM20,000.
All suspects have been remanded for seven days until Aug 24.
Allaudeen urged the public to channel any information related to drug activities to the police hotline at 012-2087222.