Sepang – Police busted a major drug trafficking syndicate and seized drugs worth RM6.7 million after detaining five suspects, including three foreigners, after raiding several premises in the Klang Valley and the country’s main entry point.
Bukit Aman Narcotics Department director Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said among the five suspects, two Iranians, aged 23 and 25, were detained at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) while trying to smuggle drugs into the country.
“Last Wednesday at about 8am, police in KLIA, Sepang, detained the two Iranians who arrived from Armenia through Dubai. Upon inspection, police found 3.9kg of Syabu worth RM741,000, hidden in their luggage,” he said.
On Oct 1, police in KLIA had also detained an African, aged 30, and seized 5.2kg of Syabu worth RM988,000 that was hidden in his luggage after arriving from Johannesburg, South Africa.
On the same day, police also detained a husband and wife couple, aged 49 and 48, in Cheras and Setapak.
“Acting on information and surveillance, we detained a suspect near a karaoke (KTV) centre in Cheras and found 250 ecstasy pills in his possession. He is believed to be a distributor of ecstasy pills to entertainment outlets,” he said.
In a follow up raid at the suspect’s house in Setapak, police found 29,403 Ecstasy pills weighing 7.478kg, 4,500 Eramin 5 pills weighing 1,238 grams, 150 psychotropic pills and 1.465kg of Ganja,” he said adding that the drugs seized were worth RM1.5 million.
Noor Rashid said police also raided a house which was turned into a drug processing and packaging laboratory for Ecstasy pills and seized about 35,000 Ecstacy pills worth RM3.5 million, at the Taman Dinasti Condominium, Jalan Kuchai Maju at about 11.30am on Oct 3.
“Police found powdered Ecstacy that was packed as Chinese tea, weighing 12kg and two bottles of processed liquid ecstacy and various equipment used for processing drugs,” he said.
He added that there was no one in the house when the raid was carried out.