Police Nab Five Males For Processing And Distributing Drugs
JOHOR BAHARU, Sept 17 (Bernama) -- Police busted a syndicate that processed and distributed drugs when they arrested five men, including a Singaporean, in four raids in this city lasting from Tuesday till last Friday.
Johor chief police officer Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said police recovered various types of drugs, cash and vehicles all worth about RM1 million in the four raids on four houses in Jalan Kebun Teh, Pangsapuri Skudai Villa, Taman Universiti and Pangsapuri Kip Park.
"The drugs seized were 4.53kg of heroin, 6.51kg believed to be of the drug ecstasy, 3,744 pills of ecstasy and 240 grammes of 'syabu'. We also found various processing equipment," he told reporters at the Johor police contingent headquarters here today.
Mohd Mokhtar said the cash seized were RM53,950, S$17,000 and Indonesian Rupiah 7.9million while the vehicles were two cars and a motorcycle.
He said the success of busting the syndicate was due to police arresting a Singaporean and a local man in Jalan Kebun Teh on Tuesday before arresting three men and seizing various types of drugs in follow-up raids.
According to Mohd Mokhtar the syndicate marketed the drugs around this city, Batam and Tanjung Balai in Indonesia as well as Singapore.
He said the syndicate began operating since October last year.
All the men aged between 36 and 53 years had criminal records related to drugs and were remanded for investigation.