Police seize syabu worth RM2.1 mln in Petaling Jaya
Last Update: 14/01/2020
SHAH ALAM, Jan 14 -- Selangor police have smashed a drug trafficking syndicate in the state with the arrest of four individuals in a raid in Petaling Jaya on Sunday (Jan 12).
Bukit Aman Narcotics CID director Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said in the raid, police seized 42 kg of drugs believed to be methamphetamine or syabu hidden in 40 Chinese tea packages worth RM2.1 million.
"The raid took place at about 8.45 pm in Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya. Three local male suspects and a male foreigner aged between 28 and 39 were arrested.
"Apart from drugs, police also seized two cars, RM127,725 in cash, 11 watches worth RM31,000 and 7,920 (Thai) Baht. The seizures are worth a total of RM259,791," he said during a press conference here today.
Selangor police chief Daruk Noor Azam Jamaludin was also present.
According to Mohd Khalil, urine tests found three of the suspects positive for syabu while another had a previous criminal record for gambling.
He said preliminary investigations found the syndicate had been active for the past eight months and police were investigating whether the syndicate was targeting the local or overseas market.
"All the suspects have been remanded until this Sunday to assist with investigations,” he added.