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S$2.6 million drug shipment bound for Singapore, Indonesia seized by police in Johor

  • Lee Min Kok

    The Jakarta Post

Tue, January 12 2016 | 11:22 am
Drugs and drug-making equipment seized by the police in the Johor raid. (via The Straits Times)

Drugs and drug-making equipment seized by the police in the Johor raid. (via The Straits Times)

A massive drug shipment due for export to Singapore and Indonesia was seized during a police operation in Johor Bahru last week.

The drugs - 58kg of Ecstasy in powder form, 5,290 Ecstasy pills and 1kg of syabu (the colloquial name for the psycho-stimulant drug called amphetamine) - were found in a house in Taman Pelangi, which allegedly operated as a "mini drug lab".

They had an estimated street value of RM8.1 million (S$2.6 million) and could have reached around 190,000 drug users, reported the New Straits Times.

Among the other items seized: drug-making equipment and chemical products used in the manufacture of drugs, as well as four air rifles and two air pistols.

Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigations Department director Mokhtar Shariff told reporters at a press conference on Monday that two men, aged 37 and 40, had been arrested.

The raid was part of a larger operation conducted last Friday and Saturday.

Four other male suspects were arrested in raids on premises at Jalan Sutera, Taman Century, Taman Daya and Bandar Baru Permas Jaya. (kes)(+)



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