SHAH ALAM: Police nabbed four men including a Thai national aged between 28 and 39 on Sunday for possession of 42kg of syabu worth a total of RM2.1 million, that were hidden in Chinese tea packets.
During a press conference at a press conference at the Selangor police headquarters, Federal Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) director Commissioner Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said acting on a public tip-off, a police team from the Selangor state NCID ambushed a car that was travelling in Jalan Gasing at about 8.45pm before making the recovery.
He said police seized almost RM128,000, two cars and luxury watches in follow-up operations on the drug ring that had been operating for about eight months.
Mohd Khalil said police believe the suspects, three of whom tested positive for drug abuse, were “transporters” who dealt with narcotics, travelling between Malaysia and a neighbouring country.
The NCID head added his goal for the year is to seize as much drugs as possible from syndicates.
“This is my KPI. To maximise drug seizures to ‘kill’ the market.”
Meanwhile, further tests on the urine samples of 16 people, including a Selangor assemblyman, staff of ministers and other individuals who were caught in a wild private party in Puchong on Sunday, will conclusively determine if they had consumed banned narcotics.
Mohd Khalil today said police are waiting for a pathologist’s report on the final findings on the samples.
“We are not (medical) experts. In any drug abuse case, we cannot conclude a person is a drug user in the first round of tests police carry out. These samples will have to be verified by a hospital and only then will we decide to take action,” he added.