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Police knocks out major drug syndicate with lab, regional distribution

A drug syndicate's processing laboratory.

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 2020: A major drug syndicate with a processing laboratory has been busted in a series of police raids in various states.

Bukit Aman Narcortic Crime Investigation Department (NCID) director Comm Datuk Ramli Din said the syndicate mastermind and 17 others were arrested in nine raids in Kelantan, Pahang, Penang, Selangor and Johor from May 9 to yesterday.

“We seized 110.72kg of drugs, including 312,098 Yaba pills, 27,455 ecstasy pills and 40.45kg ecstasy powder from the raided locations.

“The drugs are worth RM12.04mil, and we also seized assets belonging to the syndicate worth almost RM500,000,” said Ramli at a press conference in Bukit Aman today.

Those arrested were 10 local men, four local women and four Thai nationals. Ten of them tested positive for methamphetamine.

Ramli said the syndicate’s drug processing lab located in Muar, produced multiple types of drugs for a nationwide and regional distribution.

“The syndicate has been in operation for about 10 months. The precursor and chemicals to produce the drugs were purchased online and shipped from overseas,” he added.

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