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Melaka police chief Datuk Zainol Samah (second from right) displaying the syabu narcotics hidden in tea packets which were seized in a raid on November 18, during the press conference in Ayer Keroh, Melaka, on November 21, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

Police bust Melaka drug trafficking ring, seize drugs worth RM6.94 mln

MELAKA, Nov 21 — The police have managed to bust a drug trafficking ring in the largest bust in Melaka this year following the arrest of three men and the seizure of drugs worth RM6.94 million in two separate raids on Saturday (November 18).

Melaka police chief Datuk Zainol Samah said in the first raid at 2.45pm, the police arrested a man, 27, and found 10,392.20 g of syabu with an estimated value of RM342,943 in the back seat and boot of his Volkswagen Passat.

“The first arrest led to another raid at 8.30pm where two other men, 46 and 51, were arrested in a house in Jinjang, Kuala Lumpur, which was their drug stash,” he said at a media conference in Ayer Keroh today.

The police found 67,000 g of ecstasy pills, 103,700 Erimin Five pills, and 26,000 g of syabu hidden in Chinese tea packs with a total estimated worth of over RM6.6 million.

Two suspects tested positive for methamphetamine and also possessed prior criminal records for drug offences.

“The police also confiscated a Volkswagen, cash, jewellery, and luxury watches with an estimated value of RM177,000,” Zainol said, adding the suspects have been remanded for seven days from November 19 to November 25.

The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

— Bernama


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