Miri police cripple drug syndicate
January 31, 2010, Sunday
MIRI: Miri Police crippled a drug trafficking syndicate using courier service in Miri with the arrest of eight male suspects and confiscated drugs worth RM700,000 in street value in three different locations within this week.
All three raids were led by Miri Narcotics police chief, ASP Gariel Risut.
Among those arrested yesterday was Miri High Court interpreter, 29, and a school dropout, 15.
All the arrests made after over three months investigation and public tip-offs.
Supt Ismail said with the arrest of the suspects, they believe they have busted the drug trafficking syndicate dealing in drugs meant for distribution to locals and a neighbouring country.
The court interpreter was arrested on Friday at Jalan Post here in front of Miri post office after collecting a box sent to him from Kuala Lumpur around 1.05pm Friday, said deputy Miri police chief, Supt Ismail Idris at a press conference on Saturday.
The police confiscated from inside a box, 12 packages believed to be Syabu weighing 605g, collected by the interpreter, who is the son of a local newspaper group editor in the state. It had a street value of RM300,000.
Meanwhile, the juvenile was arrested with five other male suspects by the Police Narcotics team during a raid of a house in Pujut Lima here on Thursday morning.
Upon checking the house in Pujut Lima, police found a powder, suspected to be ketamine weighing 70.7g (worth RM14,000) which had been inserted into cigarettes, said Supt Ismail.
All suspects arrested at Pujut Lima tested positive for drugs.
On the same day (Jan 28) at about 12pm, Miri Narcotics Police led by ASP Gabriel, once again raided a house at Kampung Pujut Adong, apprehended a man and confiscated a box containing 10 packages believed to be Syabu and RM2,000 cash.