Police bust online drug syndicate that had a Ramadan sale

SHAH ALAM: Police busted an online drug syndicate who promoted a drug sale for the month of Ramadan, and seized cannabis-laced liquid and oil intended for sale on the local market.

Selangor Narcotics Crime Investigation Department chief ACP Amarjit Singh said police nabbed a couple, aged 36 and 37, at an apartment in Setia Alam on Tuesday.

"The drugs were processed into 'ointment'. Upon processing, the drugs were sold online via Facebook.

"Police seized two slabs of cannabis, 97 syringes, 24 plastic bottles and one slow cooker, which contained liquid or cannabis-laced oil, as well as 2.3kg of chemicals used to process the drugs," he told reporters at the Selangor police headquarters, here today.

The drugs seized were estimated to be worth more then RM45,000 and police also confiscated RM3,590 in cash, two vehicles and an apartment, which had been purchased for RM380,000.

He said the suspects also branded their products as "The Real Cannabis" and envelopes and stickers with the brands were seized too.

Amarjit said the amount of "ailment" seized is enough for the consumption of 39,450 addicts.

Initial investigation revealed that the suspects had been promoting the liquid cannabis on Facebook for about two years.

"They even offered a special promotion for the month of Ramadan, where if you buy two, you get one free.

"Customers will transfer their money to a bank account, after which, their order would be delivered via post or courier service," he added.

A small bottle of liquid cannabis cost RM140, while the concentrated version which comes in a syringe cost RM170.

Amarjit said the two suspects tested positive for drugs and have been remanded under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code until May 22.

The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 .