Malaysian cops cripple drug-making ring

Malaysian cops cripple drug-making ring
Big haul: Comm Noor Rashid Ibrahim (centre) showing the drugs that were seized in the raid during the press conference at the Selangor police headquarters in Shah Alam.

SHAH ALAM - A syndicate capable of mass production of drugs has been crippled following a raid on a warehouse in Section U5 here.

A Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics (STING) team from Bukit Aman seized syabu worth RM500,000 (S$197,500) in various forms of being processed. They comprised 1.67kg of processed syabu, six litres of the drug in liquid form and 112kg of pills.

Federal Narcotics crime investigation department chief Commissioner Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said no one was at the warehouse during the raid at about 9.30am.

"Initial investigation showed that the syndicate was producing the drugs for the domestic market," he told reporters at the Selangor police headquarters yesterday.

Comm Noor Rashid said that although no arrest was made, the raid was considered a success for the team. He also thanked the public for providing tip-offs which helped "greatly" in solving the case.

Meanwhile in Kuala Lumpur, the police arrested five men and seized drugs in a series of unrelated busts in the city.

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Muhammad Azlee Abdullah said that in the first bust, the police seized 105gm of syabu in the passenger seat of a man's car outside a restaurant in Sri Petaling on Sept 5 at 10pm.

"The man, a realty agent in his 30s from Taman Setapak Indah, has two prior drug charges and has been tested positive for drugs," he told reporters yesterday.

The second case saw the police arrest two men, aged 20 and 22, near Jalan Kuchai Lama for having the drugs. ACP Muhammad Azlee said police arrested two Nigerian men, aged 28 and 29, around 5pm on Wednesday in Bandar Baru Sri Petaling for drug possession.

"We found 900gm of syabu in a backpack carried by one of them," he said.

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