Drug peddlers in Malaysia pushing their pills in mint candy tins

Drug peddlers in Malaysia pushing their pills in mint candy tins
Drug peddlers are getting creative in pushing their pills, concealing them in mint candy tins and in folded sarongs.
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KAJANG - Drug peddlers are getting creative in pushing their pills, concealing them in mint candy tins and in folded sarongs.

Sadly, it's still not working out for them as Kajang police detained 15 peddlers during six raids in and around the district, yesterday.

Newly-appointed Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Willey Richard said his men seized some RM25,000 (S$8,968) worth of syabu and ecstasy pills from the pushers, which were stuffed inside empty tins for mint candy and folded sarong cloths.

The suspects thought the guise was enough to fool police but they got caught out.

"The arrests were the result of a week-long intelligence operation to stop the small-time distribution of drugs in Kajang. We seized about 245 ecstasy pills and about 80g of syabu," he said.

The suspects, aged 19 to 42, have criminal records for drug offences. Four have been charged for drug distribution.

this holy month, as all this negativity is not good for them," he said.

Adding that he understood the frustrations of the people on public needs and matters not being addressed due to political tension, he said that the Government was doing all it could to manage issues, such as the drop in the Malaysian currency.

"In this month of Ramadan, people should stop politicking over everything and focus on matters relating to the people and the nation," said Tanjong Piai MP Wee Jeck Seng (pic).

He said the people's opinion should be the focus instead of politics because they were elected representatives for a reason.

"We need to start working towards harmony and unity because that is what Malaysia means.

"Instead of constantly preaching politics, perhaps we can look into fun projects and programmes to bring people together," he said.

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