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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Popular actor-cum-director faces drug abuse charge


MO,25/1/2018, PETALING JAYA: Popular actor and director Datuk Farid Kamil Zahari was brought to court again to face a drug abuse charge. Farid however pleaded not guilty to the offence before magistrate Nor Ariffin Hisham. He was charged with self administration of a drug called 11-nor-delta-9-tetrahydro cannibol-9-carboxylic acid (THC) at the Petaling Jaya police headquarters Narcotics Criminal Investigations Department here at 4.30pm on Jan 11.

The father of two appeared relaxed as the charge was read to him. The charge under Section 15 (1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act carries a maximum jail term of two years or RM5,000 fine or both, if convicted. The court set bail at RM3,000 with one surety and ordered him to surrender his passport to the court until disposal of the case.

Nor Ariffin fixed March 5 for mention. Deputy public prosecutor Fazeedah Faik prosecuted while Farid was represented by Athari Bahardi. Farid arrived at the court complex here at 9am accompanied by his brother Fadzil Bahari Zahari. On Jan 16, Farid was charged with two counts of causing grievous hurt to Ashraf Ahmad and constable Muhamad Nizam Jamaluddin.

He was also charged with two counts of using criminal force to obstruct Nizam from carrying out his duties and committing indecent behaviour in a police station by using vulgarities towards the officer


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Copper among those arrested in drug busts

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MO,12/1/2018, KUALA LUMPUR: A rank-and-file policeman was among eight people arrested during drug raids across the country. All the arrested were found to be operating in the same drug syndicate. The raids were conducted on Wednesday and Thursday (Jan 10 and 11) in the city here, as well as in Johor and Negri Sembilan, by officers from the Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING) and Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID).

During a press conference at the Travers police station here Friday, NCID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said that the policeman was believed to have been an informant and drug dealer for the syndicate. “We found that he is a low ranking policeman working in Kuala Lumpur. He was arrested in Setapak during our raids,” he said.

He added that all eight members of the syndicate were remanded for seven days starting Friday. Investigations are still ongoing to determine how long the syndicate had been active. Law enforcers also found around 50 9mm bullets. Sources said that the bullets were also found in Setapak.

Around RM2.1mil in cash as well as a variety of drugs including 10.3kg of syabu were also seized during the raid in Sri Petaling. The estimated value of the drugs is RM721,000.


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