Published: Monday September 24, 2012 MYT 9:17:00 PM
Updated: Monday September 24, 2012 MYT 11:08:28 PM
Police seize RM11mil worth of drugs in two days
KUALA LUMPUR: Nine suspects, including seven Iranians, were nabbed with drugs worth RM11mil in two separate raids recently.
Bukit Aman Narcotics director Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said in the first case on Sunday, police detained two local men in two cars.
Police seized 8,000 Eramin 5 pills hidden in gunny sacks containing fish food, in the cars.
Noor Rashid said investigations took police to a house in Section 25, Shah Alam, Selangor where 520,000 Eramin 5 pills were found hidden in 65 gunny sacks containing fish pellets.
"The gunny sacks filled with fish food containing the Eramin 5 pills are believed to have been smuggled in for the local market," he told a press conference Monday.
On Friday, police detained seven Iranians in raids on several rented condominiums and houses around the Klang Valley.
Police got their break when they stopped a member who was driving a car at Mount Kiara at 7.45pm and seized 2.2 kilogrammes of syabu (methamphetamine).
Police then raided two condominiums in Jalan Ampang and Petaling Jaya and nabbed three men and seized 550 grammes of syabu powder and 785 grammes of liquid syabu.
At the same time, three other members of the syndicate were nabbed at several rented houses around the Klang Valley.
"The rented condominiums and houses were believed to have been used for processing syabu as police found chemicals and utensils for processing drugs," he said, adding that the total value of the drugs seized in the two days of operations was estimated at more than RM11 million.
The suspects, aged between 24 and 55, were being remanded until Friday. The cases are being investigated under Section 39B Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries the death sentence.