Police seize drugs worth RM81 million nationwide so far this year

HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN

KUALA LUMPUR: Police’s untiring efforts to win the war on drugs yielded RM81 million worth of illegal substances in raids nationwide, between Jan and April 13 this year.

Federal police Narcotics Department director Datuk Seri Mokhtar Shariff Mohd Shariff said its raiding team seized 445.21kg of cannabis, 333.55kg of syabu, 150.39kg of heroin and 21.91kg of ketamine in the period.

Police also seized more than 2.5 million Erimin 5 pills, 731,932 Yaba pills and 47,235 ecstasy pills.

Up to 55,903 people were nabbed during drug stings, including 2,304 foreigners.

"7,519 people were arrested for supplying drugs, 16,965 for possession, and 31,419 tested positive for drugs," he said.

Police also seized 25 firearms.

Meanwhile, police, together with the Customs Department, arrested two Nigerians in Kepong on Thursday for allegedly smuggling RM400,000 worth of drugs, believed to be syabu.

They were caught during a raid carried out following a tip-off from police in China, who believe that the drugs were destined for there.

"The men, aged 31 and 33, were nabbed at Taman Pusat Kepong here," Mokhtar said.

The duo has been remanded until Wednesday.