Thursday, 24 January 2013

Drug ring busted with arrest of six

A drug syndicate using a hardware shop as a front was busted when police arrested six members and seized almost RM1mil worth of drugs.

“Following a tip-off, a team was sent to the area where we found two suspects outside the shop.

“The team detained the two suspects and they led us to the drug processing centre hidden in the shop,” said Johor Baru (South) OCPD Asst Comm Zainuddin Yaakob during a press conference yesterday.

He said police received information from the public about suspicious activities at a shoplot along Jalan Masai Lama in Plentong on Jan 21.

ACP Zainuddin said the police raided the premises and arrested four more suspects and seized numerous drugs such as ketamine, ecstasy, heroin and syabu.

He said besides the drugs, police also seized a Toyota Hilux and RM14,000 from one of the suspects.

“We also found 100 bullets and a police vest,” he said, adding that the syndicate had been operating for the past one year.

ACP Zainuddin also said that the police were investigating how the group managed to get the vest and the bullets.

“We did not find any firearms and we believe that with the arrest of the six suspects, we will be able to trace the other remaining members,” he said.
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