KUALA LUMPUR: Police have crippled two drug syndicates, which were believed to be active in Sentul, and seized various types of drugs worth more than RM500,000.
Sentul deputy police chief Supt Heisham Harun said this followed the arrest of 11 men in two locations in Sentul last Friday and Saturday.
He said the first arrests, involving five of the suspects, aged between 22 and 33, was made in front of a shopping centre at Jalan Kepong, during which the police found four packets of drugs, believed to be heroin, and 5,000 Erimin 5 pills.
Their arrest led the police to a condominium, believed to be used as a drug laboratory, at Jalan Kuching, where two suspects, aged 21 and 23, were arrested, and more than RM372,000 worth of drugs were seized, he told a media conference at the Sentul district police headquarters here today.
He said the drugs seized comprised two blocks of heroin base, 73 packets of methamphetamine, 1,700 Erimin 5 pills and 161 ecstasy pills.
Of the seven suspects, he said three of them tested positive for drugs and five had previous records for drug-related offences.
Heisham said the remaining four suspects, aged 27 and 33, were arrested at a condominium in Jalan Kasipillay in Sentul, where various types of drugs worth over RM150,000, a bearing pistol, a police vest and cash of RM538 were seized.
He said all four suspects tested positive for drugs and two of them had previous records.
They are in remand for five days for investigation, including for drug trafficking, which provides the death sentence upon conviction. — Bernama