Police nab 12, seize drugs worth RM1.9 mil
Source: the Sun Sep 3
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 3, 2013): Four women were among 12 individuals arrested with various types of drugs worth RM1.9 million in five raids mounted by the police since Aug 25.
Bukit Aman Narcotic Crimes Investigation Department Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said police also seized cash of RM135,000 from the suspects, aged between 25 and 61.
“In the first raid at 11.30 am on Aug 25, police arrested an Indonesian man in an area in Jalan Lanang, Sarawak for possession of 3.4 kg of syabu which was found hidden in his backpack.
“The suspect had used a new route to smuggle the drug from Sarawak to Indonesia after the authority tightened the security to combat the smuggling of drug at the KL International Airport (KLIA) and Sabah,” he told a press conference here today.
Noor Rashid said in the second raid at 2.55 pm on Aug 28, two women, aged 37 and 61, were nabbed in Taman Perling, Johor Baharu, for smuggling drugs from India using a fast delivery service.
“Following the arrest, police seized seven kilogramme of drug called Ephedrine, found hidden in a container labelled ‘Herbalife’,” he said.
Noor Rashid said at 6.30 pm on Aug 29, police seized 12.15 kg of ketamine from a house in Taman Desa Tebrau, Johor Bahru, and another house in Jinjang, here, and arrested five local men aged between 25 and 32. He said at 11.45 am on Aug 30, police seized a box containing 944gm of syabu from a mail and courier service counter at the KLIA.
“At 9.15 pm the same day, police picked up a 25-year-old Iranian man, who attempted to smuggle drugs into the country from Kish Island, Dubai, at the KLIA. Police also found 1.5 kg of syabu hidden in his luggage,” he said.
Noor Rashid said in the final raid on a house in Ara Impian Damansara, Selangor, yesterday, police arrested two women and a man, before finding 39.6gm of syabu in the house
“We also found that the house has been used as a drug-processing lab over the past six months,” he said, adding that all cases were being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries mandatory death penalty upon conviction. – BernamaShare on Facebook