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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Health Ministry to go all out against traders selling nicotine-laced vape liquid


MO,5/2/2018, PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry is set to intensify its operations to check the sales of nicotine-laced vape liquid. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said the sales of vape liquid containing nicotine was against the law and actions could be taken against those involved.

“For the past two to three years, we have been monitoring things on the ground by sending our officers to buy the liquid. When tested, we found some to contain nicotine. “Some bold traders even attached labels, stating the percentage of nicotine content, on the bottles.

“We only allow the sales of vape liquid without nicotine. I hope traders will comply to the rules and regulations or face the full brunt of the law,” he told reporters after the launch of 2018 World Cancer Day celebration at the National Cancer Institute today.

The Health Ministry was reported by Harian Metro to have conducted a raid at a vape factory in Negri Sembilan and seized nearly 3,000 bottles of vape liquid, containing nicotine.

The same factory had committed similar offence in Nov 2015, resulting in action to be taken against the operator under the Poisons Act 1952, which carries a jail sentence of two years, or RM5,000 fine or both.


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