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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Family drug ring busted with arrest of 70-year-old and his children


Kedah police chief Kamarul Zaman Mamat (centre) said the discovery of drugs weighing an estimated 54.72kg in a car led to the arrest of the four suspects. (Bernama pic)

SUNGAI PETANI: Kedah police busted a drug trafficking syndicate and seized 54.72kg of syabu estimated to be worth over RM2.18 million in a raid in Bandar Amanjaya, near here, on Monday.

They also arrested a 70-year-old and two of his children – a 36-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man,

Kedah police chief Kamarul Zaman Mamat said four suspects were arrested in the raid, including the three family members.

“At 8.10am on Sept 27, the narcotics criminal investigation department of the Kedah police headquarters detained a Mitsubishi Triton vehicle in front of a house in Bandar Amanjaya and arrested the 30-year-old man.

“Upon checking the car, police found 54 packets filled with drugs believed to be syabu placed in two gunny sacks and one black plastic bag, with the total weight estimated at 54.72 kg,” he told a media conference at the Kuala Muda district police headquarters here today.

He added that police also arrested a 41-year-old man who was in a Honda City car parked next to the Mitsubishi Triton.

“On the same day, the 36-year-old woman was arrested at 8.30am at a house in Bandar Amanjaya while the oldest member of the gang was held at 9am at a premises at the Saujana Commercial Centre near here.

Kamarul Zaman said all four suspects tested negative for drugs but two of them had drug-related criminal records.

“The drugs are believed to have been purchased from a neighbouring country for markets in the northern states.

“This amount of syabu can be used by about 547,000 addicts. The suspects are also believed to be involved in the frozen food business, and we will investigate whether they use this business to cover up their drug trafficking activities,” he said.

All four suspects have been remanded for between three and seven days to assist in the investigations.

“Police also seized a lorry, three cars, two motorcycles, money in cash and in bank accounts, all of which amounted to a total of RM709,087.80,” he said. - FMT

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