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Cops bust international ring, seize drugs worth RM11mil

Police say the seizure of 100kg of ketamine and 60kg of heroin base can supply up to 636,375 drug addicts.

PETALING JAYA: Police have busted an international drug syndicate after conducting six raids around the peninsula, seizing drugs worth more than RM11 million.

Deputy Kuala Lumpur police chief Yong Lei Choo said they confiscated 100.92kg of ketamine worth nearly RM6 million and 59.9kg of heroin base worth RM5 million.

“The drugs seized could supply up to 636,375 drug addicts,” he said in a statement today.

Also seized were six vehicles worth RM425,000; 21 pieces of jewellery; two watches worth RM88,500; and RM423,829 in cash.

Police carried out six raids in the northern and southern parts of the peninsula and in the Klang Valley on Friday and arrested six suspects, all Malaysians between the ages of 29 and 58.

Yong said police had discovered that the drug trail planned by the syndicate began from the south of the peninsula and moved towards the north before the items were to be shipped abroad by sea.

“During our raids, a rented house was uncovered as the transit storage for the drugs. The syndicate has been actively smuggling and distributing drugs since October 2020,” he said.

The suspects have been remanded until Friday.

Urine tests found two suspects testing positive for methamphetamine and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The other four had criminal records involving crime and drugs.

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