SHAH ALAM – The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) will conduct a detailed investigation to determine if any individual in this country is involved in a drug syndicate masterminded by two local drug lords who were detained by Thai authorities last week.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said PDRM had sent an investigation team to Thailand to conduct intelligence work following the detention of the two men.
“Leave it to the Thai authorities to take action. They (drug lords) will face the Thai laws.
“Subsequently, we have also sent our officers to obtain intelligence on the involvements of other individuals in Malaysia,” he told reporters here today after visiting the Shah Alam Hospital in conjunction with the 210th Police Day on March 25.
Also present were deputy IGP Tan Sri Noor Rashid and Shah Alam Hospital director Datin Paduka Dr Hasni Hanafi.
On Monday, Bernama reported that the suspects, one called Mr T or Malaysian Iceman from Johor and Mr G from Penang, were detained by the Thai authorities last week and they were deemed the most important members of the international drug syndicate responsible for smuggling hundreds of kilogrammes of drugs to Malaysia.
Mr T, 64, who had stayed in Thailand for 20 years and was fluent in Thai, was nabbed by Thai Police at the Hatyai Airport upon arrival from Chiang Rai on April 19 while Mr G was arrested when preparing to board a flight to Malaysia after entering Thailand before the holiday in conjunction with Songkran.
Meanwhile, on the speculation that South East Asian Daesh militant chief, Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi was killed in an attack in Syria, Khalid said the information was still doubted.
“We do not rule out the possibility of other reasons for prompting the claim..We have also met his family on the case. However, let us investigate first to determine if he is dead or alive,” he said.
On April 29, Muhammad Wanndy’s wife, Nor Mahmudah Ahmad, 28, uploaded on Facebook to the effect that her husband was killed in a drone attack in Ma’dan, Syria.
Muhammad Wanndy, 26, from Durian Tunggal, Melaka was believed to be the mastermind of several attacks in the region including at an entertainment centre in Puchong, near here last year. – BERNAMA