JOHOR BAHRU, Jan 17 — Johor police made the biggest drug seizure in the history of the Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) when they seized drugs worth RM201 million in three raids around this city on Jan 14 and 15.
Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the bust followed investigations into 14 suspects of a drug smuggling and distribution syndicate who were caught here on Jan 12.
He said, in the February 12 operation, the NCID had uncovered two drug processing laboratories and two stores where drugs worth RM125.8 million were kept.
“Interrogation of the suspects led police to raid the three other locations which were used to store drugs namely a factory in Taman Mount Austin and two rented houses in Taman Setia Indah.
“In these raids, police found 3.2 tonnes of ecstasy powder, 26.1 kilogrammes (kg) of liquid ecstasy and 117 kg of Erimin 5 powder, all of which are estimated could have been used by 11 million drug addicts,” he told a press conference which was also attended by his deputy Datuk Khaw Kok Chin, here today.