Po­lice dis­pose seized drugs worth RM9.8m

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

JO­HOR BARU: Jo­hor po­lice yes­ter­day dis­posed 66.43kg of an as­sort­ment of drugs and 60 litres of cough mix­ture val­ued at RM9.8 mil­lion.

State po­lice chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the drugs were seized be­tween 2009 and 2016 in­volv­ing 131 cases.

“Among them were chem­i­cals weigh­ing 31.4kg, metham­phetamine (4.7kg), cannabis (18.73kg), heroin (5.47kg), ke­tamine (3.10kg), syabu (2.02kg), nimetazepam (1.01kg) and 60 litres of cough mix­ture,” he said.

Mohd Khalil said an as­sort­ment of drugs weigh­ing 2,782kg, 9,020 litres of liq­uid con­tain­ing drugs and 28.24 tonnes of chem­i­cals were dis­posed in 2016 while 2,863kg of var­i­ous types of drugs were dis­posed last year.

He said po­lice will in­ten­sify op­er­a­tions against drug syn­di­cates as they are now look­ing to pen­e­trate the stu­dent mar­ket.

Po­lice are fo­cused on crip­pling the sup­ply chain of drug syn­di­cates as it is a lu­cra­tive “busi­ness”, he added.

“How­ever, po­lice have not found any drug traf­fick­ing ac­tiv­i­ties at school level.”

On a sep­a­rate case, Mohd Khalil said po­lice are on the hunt for two In­done­sian men be­lieved to be in­volved in the mur­der of a fel­low coun­try­man in Ladang Kam­bau, near Kota Tinggi, on Sun­day.

“In­tel­li­gence re­ports point to the two for­eign­ers who have gone miss­ing,” he said.

On Tues­day, Jo­hor Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion De­part­ment (CID) chief SAC Ka­malud­din Kas­sim said Rizal Muhamad, 38, a per­ma­nent res­i­dent, was found dead in a catch­ment pond by a plan­ta­tion co-worker around 10.30pm.

He had stab wounds on his back and stom­ach, as well as in­juries around his brow, neck, ab­domen, shoul­ders, fin­gers and hands.

Mohd Khalil (cen­tre) show­ing the bags of drugs to be de­stroyed.

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