KUALA LUMPUR: Eight members of a drug syndicate, including two Iranians, were nabbed following major busts in Perak and Selangor, which saw RM27mil worth of syabu seized.
The Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) and Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING) raided a drug processing lab in Behrang, Perak as well as several other drug dens in Ampang and Klang on Wednesday.
Police seized a total of 274kg of syabu worth RM27mil from the premises.
â€œWe believe the drugs are for the local and overseas market.
â€œThe syndicate was just finding its footing before we managed to detect and put a stop to their illegal operation,â€ Bukit Aman NCID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff told a press conference on Thursday.
He added that the syndicate was just changing its modus operandi from running drug labs in luxury condominiums to operating under the radar in rural areas.
â€œThey thought they could fool us but they were mistaken.
â€œWe have been monitoring them through valuable intelligence before making our move,â€ he said.
He added that police also seized three cars, a motorcycle and RM42,300 cash from the syndicate.
â€œAll eight suspects have been remanded until next Tuesday.
â€œWe were able to make such a huge bust due to the cooperation of Singaporeâ€™s Central Narcotics Bureau,â€ he said.