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Bukit Aman To Crack Down On Narcotics Syndicate

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KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman will leave no stone unturned tracking down members of a syndicate responsible for bringing some RM25mil worth of drugs into the country.

Following the recent bust by ‘Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group’ (STING) last Friday, the police were widening their net to detain more members of the syndicate and its mastermind.

Federal Narcotics Criminal Investigation department director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said the police would not rest on their laurels until the rest of the syndicate was thoroughly dealt with.

“We will double our efforts to hunt down the remnants of the syndicate.

“They must be brought to justice as soon as possible,” he said on Tuesday.

On Friday, 2.8kg of heroin and 120.65kg of syabu with a value totalling RM25mil were seized following arrests made at the KL International Airport and Mutiara Kompleks at Jalan Ipoh, here.

“We estimated the drugs are worth about RM25mil but the street value can easily double the amount.

“When the drugs are distributed to different dealers, the price will increase as each dealer have their own margin of profits,” he said.

Comm Mohd Mokhtar said Bukit Aman would continue to work with counterparts from other countries in the war against drug trafficking, including with Thai’s Police Narcotics Suppression Bureau (PNSB) and Singapore’s Narcotics Bureau (CNB).

He added that the heroin seized in the latest bust was brought in by a Venezuelan man while the syabu was delivered via courier from China.

Between Jan and June this year, a total of RM130.93mil worth of drugs have been seized. Among the drugs were 613kg of syabu, 376,868 ecstasy pills and 31.39kg of ketamine.

“Our department also arrested 89,443 people, including 9.404 drug pushers so far this year.

“We also uncover 19 drug labs in the country. Mark my words, we will not stop until the war against drugs has been won,” he said.

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