Dealers nabbed, S$186,000 in drugs seized in Malaysia

JOHOR BARU: Police seized drugs worth half a million ringgit (S$186,000) and nabbed a pair of dealers following a raid at a house here.

Johor Deputy Police Chief Deputy Comm Datuk Ismail Yatim said a team of officers from the Johor Baru North Narcotic Crime Investigation Department arrested two men, aged 44 and 54.

"We recovered some two kilos of methamphetamine (syabu) and heroin, as well as over 4,400 Ecstasy pills, Erimin-5 pills and Yaba, worth RM500,000, at a house in Majidee Park here on April 29.

"We also seized a car, a motorcycle and RM11,900 in cash during the 3.30pm raid," he said at a press conference yesterday.

DCP Ismail said one of the suspects has 17 criminal cases of which 15 were connected to narcotics crime while the rest related to theft. He added that the other suspect had a criminal record for drugs.

"Both suspects tested positive for morphine," DCP Ismail added.

The duo will be remanded until May 6.

"We are trying to locate the main supplier of the drugs," DCP Ismail said.

He added that the case was classified as trafficking in dangerous drugs and was being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1952, which carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction.

"We also managed to recover several types of drugs weighing about 54kg and worth about RM3.67mil over a four-month period."

Out of 17,102 checks conducted, some 6,140 individuals were nabbed for misusing drugs since January.