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Police Smash Drug Syndicate, Nab 10 Including Woman Students

KUANTAN, July 16 (Bernama) -- Police have crippled a methamphetamine (pil kuda) trafficking syndicate with the arrest of eight men and two women including a secondary school student in Pekan in three separate raids, here Tuesday.

Pahang deputy police chief Datuk Jamaluddin Abd Majid said in a special narcotics Ops Cantas, police seized 7,971 methamphetamine pills valued at RM278,985.

"In the first raid in Kampung Selamat near here at about 1.30 am yesterday, we apprehended a 25-year-old man and confiscated 1,400 methamphetamine pills.

"Subsequently, the same team raided the suspect's house in Indera Mahkota 2 and caught three men and a woman, who is a private college student, and seized 600 methamphetamine pills," he told reporters here Wednesday.

He said following the arrests, police raided a car in the compound of a house in Taman Padang Permai Sungai Lembing at about 2.30 am.

He said police detained three men and a 17-year-old secondary schoolgirl in a Suzuki Swift and found 3,971 methamphetamine pills in the house.

"Police believe the drug trafficking syndicate has been active in the past three months and the suspects did not have any criminal records.

All suspects, aged between 17 and 26 years, were remanded from today for investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

Meanwhile, he said police had launched the special narcotics Ops Cantas since Wednesday until July 27 to eradicate drug trafficking in Pahang.

-- BERNAMA





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