Police detain three local men, seize over 46kg heroin worth RM4 million

20 Feb 2023 03:12pm
Acting Selangor Police Chief S Sasikala Devi (left) with her officers after a raid
Acting Selangor Police Chief S Sasikala Devi (left) with her officers after a raid

SHAH ALAM - Police busted two drug trafficking syndicates, detaining three local men and seizing more than 46 kilograms (kg) of heroin, estimated to be worth RM4 million.

Acting Selangor Police Chief S Sasikala Devi said the suspects aged between 37 to 53 were arrested in separate operations around Klang.

Sasikala said the operation held last Wednesday in Klang was carried out by the Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (JSJN).

"The first raid was carried out around Klang through the arrest of a man who was believed to be running a drug trafficking business.

"A black plastic bag was found in the suspect's Mercedes Benz containing 10 compressed pieces of heroin weighing 3.8 kilograms," she said in a press conference at Selangor Contigent Police Headquaters.

Sasikala said the investigation based on the first raid led to the arrest of the second suspect at about 4.20pm at a house in Kapar, Klang.

"The arrest of the second suspect led to a raid at a shophouse in Jalan Kapar, Klang where the police managed to seize a another black plastic containing 113 pieces of heroin weighing 42.5 kilograms in the living room.

"As a result of this raid, the police also arrested the third suspect in a house in Kupang, Kedah," she said.
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"The seized drugs are believed to be marketed in the Klang Valley.

Sasikala further added that one of the suspect works as a factory bus driver whereas other two suspects are jobless.

She also said that the suspects had previous records for crime and drug-related offences.

"The screening test found that all three suspects were negative for drugs.

"All three suspects were remanded for seven days under for further investigations," she said.

Commenting further, Sasikala said the seized heroin is believed to be able to be cater 2.51 million addicts.

The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.