Police have crippled a syndicate which specialised in selling drugs in drinks sachets, most of which are peddled at entertainment outlets.
Acting on a tip-off, police have crippled a syndicate which specialised in selling drugs in drinks sachets, most of which are peddled at entertainment outlets patronised by youths.
Five people, aged between 23 and 32, were arrested and RM350,000 of drugs, comprising ecstasy and ketamine, were seized when a police team stormed into an apartment in Jalan Harbour Place, Butterworth, at about 6.45am on Nov 27.
Acting police chief Deputy Commissioner Datuk Roslee Chik said the syndicate packed the drugs in sachets for a popular chocolate drink brand, as well as juices.
He said police found 3.4kg of ecstasy powder and 50.7g of ketamine which had a street value of RM349,260.
“The source of the drugs is still unknown. We believe the syndicate members had been packing drugs together with its original content.
“They inserted 0.4 grams of drugs in each sachet before sealing it. These were believed to be sold at local entertainment outlets,” Roslee told a press conference yesterday.
Five cars, including a BMW and a Mercedes, jewellery and RM6,500 cash were also seized in the raid.
The five people have been remanded until Dec 3. The case is being investigated under Section 39B of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for trafficking dangerous drugs.
On Nov 20 in Kuala Lumpur, police had busted three syndicates supplying pre-mixed drug-laced drinks to entertainment outlets in the city. Five people were arrested and various drugs were seized.
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