Police smash drug rings, seize RM590,000 worth of drugs


KUALA LUMPUR: Police busted several active drugs rings and arrested 18 dealers in a three-day drug crackdown in the city.

A total of RM596,715 worth of drugs and a property worth RM65,000 were seized between Friday and Sunday.

Police confiscated 188.9g of heroin, 4.46kg of syabu, 305g of methamphetamine, 200 Erimin 5 pills and 15 ecstasy pills.

City police deputy Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) chief Superintendent Mohd Faisal Yahya said the raids were conducted by the state NCID and Wangsa Maju district NCID.

Among the raids, Faisal said a Wangsa Maju special operation team arrested a man and a woman, aged 15 and 25, at a hotel in Pudu at 1.10am on Friday.

“Checks on the woman found 100 blue packets labelled as ‘Apache Ice Cool Lemon Tea’ that is believed to contain methamphetamine.

“Following the arrest, the duo led police to a house near Bukit Bintang, where police arrested another five men and two women, aged between 16 and 25,” he said in a statement today.

The drugs seized in the bust is estimated to be around RM224,395.

In a separate raid on Saturday, police arrested a 30-year-old man at 1am at a house in Setapak.

“We seized RM60,500 worth of various drugs hidden inside the room. With the arrest, police have busted a local drug syndicate that distributes syabu in the city.

“We will continue the battle against illegal drug trade in Kuala Lumpur,” he said.

Faisal said all detainees were being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries death sentence if convicted.