RM7m ketamine seized in syndicate bust
KUALA LUMPUR: City police have busted a drug syndicate with the arrest of eight suspects, including the mastermind, and seizure of 101kg of ketamine worth RM7 million.
City police chief Commissioner Datuk Amar Singh said following a tip-off, the city Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) task force conducted a raid at about 6pm on Friday at a scrap metal storage yard in Kepong.
“Following interrogation, the suspects led the investigators to a container 50m away from the yard where police found luggage bags wrapped in plastic.
“The drugs were hidden in the bags,” he told reporters at the city police headquarters, here yesterday.
The task force also seized chloroform and isopropyl alcohol liquid at the scene.
Amar revealed that further checks found that the mastermind of the syndicate, a 38-year-old man, is believed to be a member of Gang 36.
Amar (centre) flanked by City NCID chief ACP Guan Beng Kang (right) and an officer with some of the seized ketamine.