Five arrested in '3-in-1 coffee' drug syndicate in Cheras


KUALA LUMPUR: Police crippled a drug trafficking syndicate using 3-in-1 coffee sachets in their modus operandi during a raid in Taman Maluri, Cheras last Friday.

Kuala Lumpur Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department chief ACP Guan Beng Kang said police had initially detained a 27-year-old suspect in a special drug bust at 2am before arresting another suspect and three women, two of whom are Vietnamese, at an apartment.

He said among others, police seized two plastic packets of what is believed to be syabu weighing 16.48gm after checking the sling bag of the first suspect.

“Police have also seized ecstasy powder weighing 1,259gm, 41 capsules containing ecstasy powder, 187 ecstasy pills, a plastic packet believed to be syabu, a plastic packet believed to be ketamine, 10 Eramin 5 pills and a clear packet of ganja after raiding the apartment.

“Their modus operandi was to crush the ecstasy pills using pestle and mortar and placed the powder into 3-in-1 coffee sachets before selling it between RM200 and RM300 at entertainment outlets in the federal capital,” he told a press conference at the Kuala Lumpur Police headquarters here yesterday.

Guan said police also seized a Desert Eagle 50 AE air pistol, drug-processing paraphernalia, cash and assets that belonged to the suspects and valued at about RM90,000.

All the suspects are being remanded for seven days from Friday to facilitate investigations under Section 117 of the Penal Code and Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. --BERNAMA