LANGKAWI: Police have crippled a drug trafficking syndicate after four local men were nabbed with heroin and syabu worth RM594,200 in a three-hour operation here, on Wednesday (Oct 21).
Kedah police chief Comm Datuk Hasanuddin Hassan said police also discovered four locations where drugs were hidden by the suspects during the 1pm operation.
“The first man, aged 24, was arrested in Taman Cenderawasih, Kampung Mata Air, Mukim Ulu Melaka with three packets of syabu weighing 1.03g. At the same house, police also arrested another man, aged 37, with 57g of syabu.
“The second suspect later brought the police to a hut in Kampung Bayas where he had hidden 102g of syabu and 103g of heroin,” he told a press conference at Langkawi police headquarters here, on Friday (Oct 23).
Comm Hasanuddin said after further interrogation on the second suspect, police managed to track down and arrest another member of the syndicate, aged 31, at a parking lot in front of a wholesale market in Kuah and seized 15.03g of heroin.
This led to the arrest of the fourth suspect, aged 53, at a house in Kampung Bukit Tangga, Mukim Ulu Melaka.
“The man admitted to burying drugs in his house compound and 11.446kg of heroin were dug out from from the site,” he added.
Hasanuddin said the first to third suspects tested positive for methamphetamine while the fourth suspect was negative.
“In the three-hour operation, police have seized heroin worth RM578,200 and syabu worth RM16,000.
“The first suspect is investigated under Section 12 (2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 while the second to fourth suspects under Section 39B of the same act,” he said. – Bernama