PETALING JAYA: Almost 500kg worth of drugs worth more than RM17mil has been seized in anti-drug ops in Perak and Selangor.
Police in the two states also arrested seven men in the blitz last week.
In Perak, police seized RM6.6mil worth of drugs and arrested five men in an operation in Chenderiang, Tapah.
State police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said more than 110kg of drugs, believed to be methamphetamine, was seized at a shed used as a processing and distribution centre during the raid on Aug 26.
Two of the five men are brothers and the other three are friends.
“Three of the suspects also tested positive for drugs,” he told a press conference yesterday.
Comm Mohd Yusri added that four of the suspects had criminal records for burglary and other offences. Police also seized chemical substances and equipment believed to be used to process the drugs.
He said police believed the drugs were meant for sale outside Perak, and investigations revealed the suspects had been operating since June.
In Selangor, police crippled a drug-smuggling syndicate with the seizure of more than 300kg of syabu worth RM10.89mil and the arrest of two men in Kampung Baru Ampang on Aug 20.
Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed said the arrest and seizure were made after a month of intelligence and surveillance.
The first arrest involved a 23-year-old man where police seized 359 plastic packets with the word ‘Quanyingwang’ written on it, he said.
Comm Arujaidi said the packets were believed to contain syabu, weighing 363.03kg.
Following the arrest, police then nabbed another suspect, aged 51.
“Assets worth RM101,373 comprising two cars and cash amounting to RM1,373 were also seized,” he told the press at the Selangor police contingent headquarters yesterday.