Police dispose seized drugs worth RM9.8m
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.