S$2.6 million drug shipment bound for Singapore, Indonesia seized by police in Johor

Drugs and drug-making equipment seized by the police in the Johor raid.
Drugs and drug-making equipment seized by the police in the Johor raid. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE

A massive drug shipment due for export to Singapore and Indonesia was seized during a police operation in Johor Bahru last week.

The drugs - 58kg of Ecstasy in powder form, 5,290 Ecstasy pills and 1kg of syabu (the colloquial name for the psycho-stimulant drug called amphetamine) - were found in a house in Taman Pelangi, which allegedly operated as a "mini drug lab".

They had an estimated street value of RM8.1 million (S$2.6 million) and could have reached around 190,000 drug users, reported the New Straits Times.

Among the other items seized: drug-making equipment and chemical products used in the manufacture of drugs, as well as four air rifles and two air pistols.


Weapons seized in the raid. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE

Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigations Department director Mokhtar Shariff told reporters at a press conference on Monday (Jan 11) that two men, aged 37 and 40, had been arrested.

The raid was part of a larger operation conducted last Friday and Saturday.

Four other male suspects were arrested in raids on premises at Jalan Sutera, Taman Century, Taman Daya and Bandar Baru Permas Jaya.