Johor police bust drug ring, seize RM1.75 million worth of liquid syabu


MO,13/2/2018, MUAR: Police have busted a drug trafficking ring, specialising in distribution of liquid syabu, following the arrest of three people in three separate raids near Bakri on Monday. The police team raided three houses in the area and seized 0.86 grammes of heroin, 77.17 grammes of syabu and 16 erimin 5 pills worth about RM40,000.

Muar police chief Assistant Commissioner Zaharudin Rasip said two buckets, containing 25.5 kilogrammes of liquid syabu, worth RM1.75 million, were also seized at one of the houses. “Acting on a tip-off, a team from the district Narcotics Criminal Investigation Division conducted the raids and seized the drugs,” he said.

He added that the police were still investigating whether the liquid syabu, valued at about RM70,000 per kilogrammes, will be further processed at the houses or distributed for other uses. Also seized were RM250 in cash and a BMW worth RM80,000.

Zaharudin said the three suspects, aged between 35 and 43, have been remanded until next Monday. “Two of the suspects were tested positive for methamphetamine,” said Zaharudin.

He said the case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

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Cops bust KL black money ring


MO,29/1/2018, KUALA LUMPUR: Police have busted a black money syndicate following the arrests of 10 men, who were operating in the city centre. Operating for more than a year, the syndicate has been conning victims with the promise of tripling their “investment”. “The syndicate would conduct a demonstration of washing ringgit notes, which would ‘magically’ turn into US dollars. “To further convince their victims, the syndicate would then ask them to change the dollar notes at a money changer to prove its authenticity,” Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Mazlan Lazim said on Monday.

The first few dollar notes would be authentic but the rest of the investment, which could amount to as much as RM400,000, were fakes notes, he added. The victim would then be persuaded into paying for the chemical solution used to “wash” the money. The syndicate’s ruse was uncovered when a 45-year-old man reported the scam to the police after suspecting something amiss. “He almost fell for the scam after he verified the authenticity of US$500 recently ‘washed’ by the syndicate.

“He was planning to invest RM300,000 but luckily, a friend of his warned him that it was a scam and later lodged a report on the matter,” he said. Comm Mazlan said police raided hotel rooms in Kuala Lumpur and Puchong, Selangor, on Jan 10 and arrested the syndicate members – four Indonesians, four from Siera Leonne, and one each from Guinea and Palestine, aged between 28 and 49. “We believe they were also responsible for three cases of black money scams last year, with losses amounting to RM427,000.

“They are preying on the greed of their victims. People must remember there is no such thing as easy money,” he stressed. Two packages filled with fake US$100 notes and other items used for the black money demonstration were also seized, added Comm Mazlan. He also urged anyone with information on black money scams to call the Kuala Lumpur police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or the police operations centre at 03-2146 0522 (extension 584/585).


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Cops bust ‘CK’ gang, drugs worth more than RM4 mln seized


MO,19/1/2018, KUALA LUMPUR, – Police crippled a drug trafficking syndicate in the Klang Valley known as the ‘CK’ gang following the arrest of three individuals and seized more than RM4 million worth of drugs in two raids on Monday. Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Mazlan Lazim said the Kuala Lumpur Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department arrested a couple, aged 29 and 30, in Jalan Kuchai Maju before raiding their home in Taman Salak Selatan here.

“Their arrest and interrogation led to the arrest of another man, aged 31, in a condominium in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Initial investigations found that the condominium was used for storing and packing drugs including packaging multi-flavoured ecstasy laced drink powder into packets before being sent to entertainment outlets,” he told a press conference here today. Police seized more than 51 kilogrammes (kg) of suspected ecstasy, ganja (14 grammes), ketamine (473gm) and Erimin 5 pills (223gm) which is the biggest drug haul so far and can be supplied to over 100,000 users.

The two male suspects tested positive for drugs. “They are believed to have been operating over the past year, and police are tracking down the rest of the gang to curb drug trafficking around the Klang Valley,” he said. The couple have been remanded six days from Tuesday while the other man was remanded seven days from yesterday to facilitate investigations.


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Police bust illegal cockfighting den in Miri


MO,8/1/2018,MIRI: Police raided an illegal cockfighting den and arrested 37 suspects at Batu Niah near here, said Sarawak CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Dev Kumar. “Thirty-seven gamblers were arrested for cockfighting in a makeshift tent. Live and dead cockerels, gambling paraphernalia related to cock fighting were seized too, the biggest raid so far,” he said in a statement on Monday (Jan 8).

SAC Dev said cockfighting was not only a form of gambling but also cruel to animals. “The police are committed towards tackling the gambling menace in the state.”We are carrying out more raids throughout the state with our CID teams in different locations on alert for any public gambling activities. “We are carrying out raids against illegal 4D, cyber-gambling, gambling in public places and also cockfighting.

“Those caught for cockfighting will be charged under the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953 and also the Cruelty to Animals (Prevention) Ordinance 1962,” he said. SAC Dev said apart from cash, police will also seize the equipment used to facilitate their illicit trade such as computers, laptops, handphones, printers and other items.

“We carried out simultaneous raids statewide from Kuching to Miri and also Limbang,” he said. SAC Dev added that in the case of cockfighting, the police will destroy the structures used for such activities. He said a total of 75 individuals including the 37, aged between 17 and 62, were arrested for gambling-related offences in Sarawak in 27 raids conducted from Jan 1 to Jan 7.


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KL cops start off 2018 with ketum syndicate bust


MO,3/1/2018, KUALA LUMPUR: The police smashed a syndicate operating a ketum processing plant here on New Year’s Day. On Jan 1, narcotics policemen from Wangsa Maju raided a house in Setapak, where they found ketum leaves weighing 96kg and some processing equipment.

Four men aged between 21 to 56, who formed the ‘Ayah Non” syndicate, were also arrested during the raid. The mastermind of the group is believed to have a prior police record, including ketum manufacturing.

In a press conference held at the state police headquarters on Wednesday (Jan 3), city police chief Comm Datuk Mazlan Lazim said that the estimated value of the seized drugs was about RM6,376. “The four suspects have been remanded until Jan 7.

“It is believed that the group received their supply from northern states via express buses. Our investigations show that they generally received about 50-60kg of the leaves at one go,” he said. He added that the group is believed to have been operating for about three months.


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