Illegal drug processing laboratories and drug trafficking syndicates worth RM30.6 million busted

By Balqis Jazimah Zahari
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IPOH: The Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (JSJN) of the Perak PDRM successfully disassembled an illegal drug processing laboratory and busted a drug trafficking syndicate in the Chemor area here recently.

Director of the PDRM Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department, Datuk Sri Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said, in the raid, the police seized erimin 5 pills estimated to be worth RM30.6 million.

He said, the police also arrested two 44-year-old male suspects who are believed to be involved in drug processing and trafficking activities.

“The seizure of 413.92 kilograms of Erimin 5 pills and 25.33 kilograms of Erimin 5 powder in the raid is estimated to be used by a total of 2.2 million drug addicts.

“Also seized were machines and equipment believed to be used to process and package drugs as well as two imitation firearm barrels,” he said.

He said this when holding a Media Conference of the Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (JSJN) in conjunction with a Working Visit to the Perak Contingent at the Perak Contingent Police Headquarters here recently.

Also present was the Perak Police Chief, Datuk Sri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri.

Mohd Kamarudin said the modus operandi used by this syndicate was to process and package the Erimin 5 pill drug to be distributed for the local market as well as outside Perak.

“This syndicate is believed to have been active since the beginning of March this year,” he said.

He said, the case was investigated under Section 39B of the ADB 1952 and Section 36 of the Arms Act 1960.

“The suspect was remanded for six days starting on August 16 to assist the investigation.

“Preliminary screening by the police also found that both suspects tested positive for amphetamine-type drugs and had past records of criminal and drug cases,” he said.

He added that his party also stated that action had also been taken under the Dangerous Drugs (Forfeiture of Property) Act 1988.

“JSJN has seized a car, a motorcycle, two yellow colored rings and mixed cash amounting to RM1,624 which is suspected to have been obtained from the proceeds of drug sales with an estimated value of RM34,186.90.

“The total value of the drug seizure and the seizure of the property is worth RM30,615,996.90,” he said.

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