Cops Cripple Drug Ring With Biggest Bust In Five Years
Narcotics squad chief Razarudin Husain (second left) with the drugs haul seized by police last Thursday. (Bernama pic)GEORGE TOWN: Police have crippled an international drug syndicate with the arrest of five men and the seizures of 623.76kg of syabu in several raids in Penang, Selangor and Johor.
The drugs have a street value of about RM22.46 million.
Bukit Aman narcotics squad director Razarudin Husain said the success came about after two corporals from a motorcycle patrol unit spotted three people transferring goods from a lorry to a car in Jalan Kebun Nanas, Bukit Mertajam, near here, at 2am last Thursday.
“Two of the three men ran away when the policemen went to investigate but the third, a 23-year-old Acehnese was nabbed.
“Upon searching, the policemen found 495 packs of syabu in the lorry and another 101 packs in a modified compartment under the lorry’s floorboard,” he told a media conference here, today.
He said the seizure and the arrest of the man led the police to a luxury condominium in Juru Central where five more packs of syabu were found.
Razarudin said police believed all the drugs were kept at the condominium before being distributed locally and sent to Aceh by sea.
He said the first suspect also led the police to the arrest of three more men in Kulai and Seri Alam, Johor, on the same day before another member of the syndicate was picked up in Sungai Buloh in Selangor.
The syndicate has been active since June last year and the 623.76kg drugs could be used by 3.11 million addicts.
“This is our biggest seizure in five years. We have also identified the two men who escaped. They are Zulfikar, 33, and Hafis Fareza, 21.
“We believe they are still in the country and we have also contacted the Indonesian police to keep a lookout for them,’’ he said. - FMT
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