KUALA LUMPUR (ANN/THE STAR) – A fishmonger’s trick of stashing drugs in his luxury car and bungalow was exposed when he was arrested in a police operation in Selayang.
Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Commisioner Datuk Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said they seized 77 kilogrammes of Erimin 5 and ecstasy pills worth an estimated RM3.2 million from the 41-year-old man.
“In the first raid, police arrested the man at a condominium in Selayang and found 10 ecstasy pills hidden in his sling bag.
“The suspect led police to a Mercedes Benz believed to be owned by him at the condominium parking lot where 20 kilogrammes of Erimin 5 and ecstasy pills hidden in the car bonnet were found,” he said yesterday.
He added that the suspect also brought police to a bungalow in Batu Caves where the drugs were kept.
“Police found 57 kilogrammes of Erimin 5 pills that were believed to have been obtained from a neighbouring country,” he said.
Commissioner Mohd Shuhaily also said the suspect had been trafficking the pills in the Klang Valley using runners.
The seizures amounted to RM3.6 million, including RM21,000 in cash, two luxury cars and another car worth an estimated RM390,000, according to him.
“The suspect, who had been held for trafficking, has been remanded for seven days until May 25,” he said.
In another unrelated case, police seized over RM2 million in a series of raids at an apartment in Bandar Bukit Puchong.
Subang Jaya OCPD Assistant Commisioner Wan Azlan Wan Mamat said a team led by Bukit Aman’s Narcotics Crime Investigation Department arrested three people last Tuesday.
Police arrested the first suspect near the apartment lift, which led police to a unit on the seventh floor where hundreds of pills, believed to be Erimin 5, ecstasy and Yaba pills, were found.
They also found 26 packets of suspected Syabu, weighing around 27 kilogrammes.
Police then raided a unit on the 13th floor and found eight packets of suspected ketamine, 71 grammes of Erimin 5 pills and 18 grammes of suspected Syabu.
“Around 2pm, two more suspects were arrested at the same apartment.
“Police found five packets of suspected Syabu, ganja and 82 suspected Yaba pills in the apartment,” he said.
ACP Wan Azlan said police seized four cars, RM5,550 in cash and a gold necklace.
He said the syndicate had been operating in the Klang Valley since early this year.
All the suspects have criminal and drug-related records.