Over half a billion ringgit trafficked drugs seized in 30 months

KUALA LUMPUR, 14 Sept 2017: 

Malaysian olice arrested 488,491 people suspected of being involved in a drug trafficking syndicate with an estimated seizure value of RM548.19 million, between 2015 and July this year.

Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigations Department director Datuk Seri Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said 468,879 of the suspects were locals and 19,612 were foreigners.

“Of that number, 306,142 individuals tested positive for drugs,” he told a press conference in Bukit Aman, here, yesterday.

He said the synthetic drugs seized by police in 2015 were 407,475 ecstasy pills, yaba pills (538,176), erimin 5 pills (1.9 million), 1,771.30kg of syabu – while traditional drugs were 48.43kg of ketamine, 742.55kg of heroin and 52 ganja plants.

“The synthetic drugs seized in 2016 comprised 183,133 ecstasy pills, yaba pills (895,499), erimin 5 pills (1.8 million), 2,298.51kg of syabu,  ketamine (641.01kg), while the traditional drugs were heroin (435.12kg) and 25 ganja plants.”

From the beginning of the year until July, Mohd Mokhtar said police seized 804,653 yaba pills, ecstasy pills (112,231 pills), erimin 5 pills 5 (2.6 million pills) and 299.45kg of heroin and 71 ganja plants.

He said police also confiscated assets estimated to be worth RM258.35 million and forfeited assets worth RM29.31 million.

“We credit this success to sharing of intelligence information through a network of close cooperation with all local and international enforcement agencies.”

– Bernama

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