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TANGKAK – Police detained a 27-year-old suspect and seized drugs worth RM402,173 after raiding a house in Sungai Mati, near here.

Tangkak police chief Supt Mohad Idris Samsuri said acting on a tip off from members of the public, police detained the suspect at his house at 11am on May 14.

“Police found various types of drugs in the house which is believed to be rented by the suspect,” he told reporters at the district police headquarters, here today.

Mohad Idris said drugs seized were 1,278.03 grammes of heroin, Eremin pills (19,000), Syabu (268.98 grammes), Ganja (102.63 grammes), Ketamin (420 grammes) and Ecstasy pills worth about RM402,173.00.

He said a bunch of keys, a Toyota Camry car, weighing scale and plastic containers believed to have been used for drug related activities were also seized from the suspect who tested positive for Methamphetamine but did not have any previous criminal records.

“We believe he was actively involved in drug distribution in Melaka, Muar and Tangkak for the past three months. We are now looking for other suspects,” he said adding that the case would be investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. – BERNAMA

GEORGE TOWN – Penang police uncovered a major drug processing lab situated in the Taman Paya Terubong flats and seized drugs worth RM6.8 million after raiding the unit at 10.30am on Friday (May 5).

Penang police chief Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said during the raid that was carried out after two weeks of surveillance, a 50-year-old, believed to be a member of the drug syndicate involved, was detained at the entrance of the unit.

“Among drugs seized were 35.3kg of ecstasy powder; heroin (13.92kg); syabu (20kg); liquid meth (33 litres); and caffein (20kg). Police also seized chemicals and equipment used for processing drugs, including weighing scale, gas stove and food colouring,” he told reporters, here today.

Chuah said initial investigations revealed that the flat unit was rented and turned into a drug processing lab since last month.

He said police have not ruled out the possibility that the syndicate moved from one location to another within the state to avoid being detected.

“We believe the drugs processed at the lab were meant for distribution at entertainment centres in the state, he said.

The suspect who was detained had three previous criminal records for drug related offences and also tested positive, said Chuah adding that he would be remanded until May 12. – BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR – Police last night detained six individuals believed to be involved in drug trafficking in Kuala Lumpur and Johor and seized 64kg Syabu, 61kg Ketamine and 23,000 ecstasy pills.

The success of the operation by the Bukit Aman Special Tactics and Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING) who seized a large quantity of drugs was announced by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar in his official twitter account.

“Congratulations to STING @PDRMsia for arresting six suspects in Kuala Lumpur and Johor, seizing 64kg of syabu, 61kg ketamine, 23,000 of ecstasy pills and others. #GoPDRMGo,” he said.

— BERNAMA

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

ALOR SETAR – Police detained a married couple and seized 2.26 kg of heroin, valued at RM50,000, at the Gurun Rest and Recreation (RnR) Gurun yesterday.

Kedah Narcotic Criminal Investigation Department head Supt Helmi Aris said the male suspect, aged 29, who is a labourer, and his 38-year-old wife, were arrested during an operation at about 4.20 pm as they were about to get down from their car, a Proton Iswara, by the road at the lorry parking area at the RnR.

Police searched the car and found a bag containing five transparent plastic packets filled with the drug, he said in a statement today.

He said both the suspects would be in remand for investigation under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. – BERNAMA

ALOR SETAR – The 37-year-old woman detained by the police following a road crash which killed Baling Narcotics chief ASP Mohd Noor Mat Yaub and his wife yesterday tested positive for drug, Baling district police chief Supt Sharifudin Yusof said.

He said the woman, from Baling and was at the wheel of a Toyota Hilux which was also involved in the crash, would be brought to the Baling Magistrate’s Court today for the police to obtain a remand order

The woman tested positive for methamphetamine, he said when contacted here today.

In the 7.15 am incident yesterday, Mohd Noor and his wife, Suriya Abdul Rahman, 37, were killed in a road crash at Kampung Teluk Teduri, Baling, when a Toyota Passo car they were travelling in with their children were hit from behind by another car.

However, the children survived the crash. – BERNAMA

Teenaged Girl Who Drove Against Traffic Flow Pleads Not Guilty To Drug Abuse

BUKIT MERTAJAM – A teenager who drove against traffic flow on the North South Expressway last Tuesday, resulting in a motorist to be killed, pleaded not guilty in the Magistrate’s Court here today to drug abuse.

Ng Pei Ven, 19, was charged with self-administration of the amphetamine drug at the Narcotic Criminal Investigation office of the Seberang Perai Tengah police headquarters near here at about 5 pm last March 14.

The girl, who is a part-time model, was charged under Section 15 (1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and faced an imprisonment for up to two years, or fine of up to RM5,000, if found guilty.

Prosecuting officer ASP Md Azman Kadir, who prosecuted, offered bail of RM8,000 with one surety, and also requested a court order for her to report herself at the narcotic department every week.

He also requested a court order to suspend her driving licence as the case was of public interest. – BERNAMA

LAHAD DATU – The police have detained three Filipino men in connection with the seizure of 109.32 grammes of syabu during a raid at an oil palm plantation near here on Wednesday.

The suspects, in their 40s, were picked up about 12.40pm at the Kampung Teck Guan oil palm plantation.

The trio comprised addicts and peddlers, Lahad Datu police chief, ACP Hamzah Ahmad told reporters here today. – BERNAMA

KOTA BHARU – The Kelantan police crippled two drug smuggling syndicates with the arrest of two men and seizure of drug pills, worth RM40,000, since yesterday.

State police chief Datuk Dr Ab Rahman Ismail said one of the suspects, aged 57, was detained along Jalan Jelawang-Kuala Balah, Dabong, at about 4.45 pm yesterday.

Police seized 581 ecstasy pills which were found hidden in the engine compartment of a car he was travelling in, he added.

“The suspect, a labourer, is believed to be from the “Pok Heng” gang, which is from the neighbouring country, and active in Dabong,” he told reporters here today.

He said the second suspect, aged 25, was detained when police raided a house in Kampung Parit Air, Rantau Panjang, about 1 am today.

Police found 1,200 Eramin 5 pills and 1,200 ecstasy pills in the house, he added.

He said the suspect, a local, is believed to be from the “Pok Nan” gang which is active in Rantau Panjang.

Both the suspects tested negative for drug, he added. – BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR – A woman passed out in the High Court here today after knowing that her son was sentenced to death for drug trafficking.

She looked calm when Judicial Commissioner Datuk Nordin Hassan handed down the sentence, but collapsed when the court interpreter was explaining the sentence that was meted out on Hoo Moon Hong, 37.

Nordin sentenced Hoo and a contractor, Ng Kim Chong, 37, to death by hanging after finding them guilty of trafficking in 250.2gm of various drugs two years ago.

When handing down the sentence, he said the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubts against the prosecution case.

“The first accused (Ng) confessed to having received a plastic bag and placed it at the back of a car, but denied the plastic bag contained drug, (while) the 10th prosecution witness (SP10), who is a police inspector, testified that the drug was found (in a packet in the car).

“I don’t see any reason for SP10 to victimise the accused by saying that the plastic containing the drug was seized. The testimony by SP10 was consistent,” he added.

As for Hoo, Nordin said the drug was seized from the gear box of a car belonging to Hoo and that Hoo’s finger prints were on the packet containing the drug.

Ng, who owns an accessory shop, was charged with trafficking in 38.3gm of heroin and monoacetylmorphines at G Tower Building, Jalan Tun Razak here, at 9.10 pm on Feb 11, 2015.

As for Hoo, he was charged with trafficking in 211.9gm of methamphetamine (syabu) and methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy) at the car park of the Kuala Lumpur police contingent headquarters at 1.50 am on Feb 12, 2015

They were charged under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

The prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Ezrene Zakariah, while Hoo and Ng were represented by lawyer Datuk P. Nagarajan. – BERNAMA