Perak Police Bust Drug Syndicate, Seize Syabu
IPOH – Perak police crippled another drug syndicate operating in the city here with the arrest of a 43-year-old man and seizure of RM500,000 worth of syabu, recently.
Perak police chief Datuk Mohd Shukri Dahlan said the Narcotics Department raided a house in Ampang Baru New Village on Dec 15 and seized 3.64kg of syabu in the form of small lumps and blocks.
The 10am raid also netted valuables worth RM237,000, including RM110,000 in cash, a car, a Rolex watch, and RM95,000 in a bank account, which has since been frozen for further investigation.
“The suspect’s mother, 73 years old, who was in the house during the raid was also detained but released later. Both of them don’t have prior criminal records,” he said during a press conference at the police headquarters here, today.
The syndicate is believed to have been active in Ipoh for the past three months, and used the city as its repackaging hub, he said.
“It’s not for the local market here. The syabu is believed to have been brought in from outside for repackaging in Ipoh before being sent to Kuala Lumpur for distribution and sales in other places,” he said.
The suspect is in remand until this Thursday for further investigations, on the extent of his involvement in trafficking the drugs and to identify other syndicates, said Mohd Shukri .
The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction. – BERNAMA