Malayasian police seize 1.3 tonnes of cannabis in Selangor raids

The sort of headline you’d expect to see in Morocco .. not in Malaysia.

SHAH ALAM: Police seized 1.33 tonnes of cannabis worth about RM3.33 million in four separate raids around Selangor on Thursday.

Narcotics criminal investigation department (NCID) director Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said police detained four men, aged between 23 and 46, at 4.40pm and 11pm at four locations in Subang Jaya, Rawang and Semenyih, Selangor.

“During the raids, police found and seized Grade Two cannabis at a house, used to store drugs,” he told a press conference at the Selangor police contingent headquarters here today.

“Investigations revealed that the drug syndicate had been active since mid-January.

“Two of the suspects were jobless, one was a businessman and another a delivery worker.”

He said one of the suspects tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and checks also found one of them had a record for two drug-related offences.

“Police also seized four vehicles and RM331,900 in cash,” he said.

The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and the suspects are on a seven-day remand from March 25 to facilitate investigations.

“The NCID is hunting down the remaining syndicate members, including the mastermind.

“The investigation is still ongoing and we will have more details on the syndicate’s activities within this week,” he said.

Meanwhile, commenting on the arrest of several civil servants for alleged involvement with a drug trafficking syndicate, Ayob Khan said police were still waiting for a decision from the home ministry on the action against those detained.

He said the civil servants were detained under Section 3 (1) of the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985 on March 6.

“We will prepare the case file to be sent to the ministry. Police are satisfied with the information gathered regarding their involvement in this syndicate,” he said.

On March 15, Ayob Khan had told the media that nine officers of an enforcement agency were among 10 arrested for alleged drug trafficking involving syabu, worth RM193,590.

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