The Straits Times
Published on Sep 13, 2012

Malaysian cops nab Singaporean trader for selling syabu


KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Police have nabbed a Singaporean trader who, for months, has been selling syabu to drug dealers in the city.

The 48-year-old man was believed to be raking in a profit of about RM60,000 (S$23,940) per kg of the synthesised drugs, which he procured from a local syndicate here.

Little did he know that officers from the city Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) were monitoring his movements. City NCID chief Asst Comm Wan Abdullah Ishak said police had been trailing the man since early this month.

"We arrested the man as he was about to meet a potential buyer at a fast food outlet in Ampang at around 9.15pm on Tuesday," he told a press conference at the City police headquarters Thursday.