KUALA LUMPUR, THE STAR – Five “mixologists” were among 12 arrested after police conducted a major crackdown on drug activities here in a series of raids between February 7 and 9.
City police chief Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim said police have taken three syndicates off the streets following the raids, netting them along with the five suspects with expertise in mixing drug-laced drinks for sale.
“We began the operations February 7 when we conducted a five raids around Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, and arrested six locals aged between 22 and 39.
“We also seized 21 kilogramme (kg) of ketamine and 2kg of syabu worth MYR1.3 million,” he told reporters yesterday.
He said they also seized MYR28,000 worth of jewellery and luxury watches, eight cars and a motorcycle and MYR4,350 cash.
Datuk Azmi said on February 8 they launched another series of raids and arrest two local men, a local woman and a Thai woman aged between 24 and 35.
“Our investigations revealed these suspects specialised in mixing and selling drug-laced drinks.
“We seized 248 bottles of MDMA (commonly known as Ecstasy), 2.6kg of MDMA powder, 200 Erimin-5 pills, 16grammes of ketamine, and 49 synthetic mushroom cigarettes.
“Our investigations revealed they were selling each bottle of drug-laced drinks for at least MYR300,” he said, adding they also seized MYR1,033 cash and two cars. He said the drugs were worth MYR224,000.