KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — The arrest of a Sri Langkan with 0.85g of syabu at Jalan Pandan Prima 1, led police to a major drug haul worth more than RM700,000.
Ampang Jaya police chief ACP Hamzah Alias said a Narcotics Criminal Investigation team had raided the suspect’s house in Pandan Jaya at 12.40am yesterday.
“During the raid, a local woman, in her 30s and worked at a karaoke entertainment centre, was also detained after finding drugs hidden in the house,” he said in a press conference here today.
Hamzah said, police seized RM733,200 worth of syabu (6.1kg) stored in a barrel at the suspect’s balcony, as well as RM1,900 worth of drugs, namely, 13 packets of syabu (11.69g) and 51 Erimin 5 pills.
He said, police believe the duo had used the house as a drug ‘store’ and the drugs were distributed in the local market and sold in small packets to escape the attention of the police.
Hamzah said further investigations revealed that the Sri Lankan, in his 40s, was a United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) card holder who had a a criminal record for inflicting injury, while the woman had two previous criminal records for drugs.
He added that both suspects would be remanded for seven days until March 20. — Bernama