Police in Kuala Lumpur have destroyed a syndicate who had been supplying drugs into Simpang Renggam Prison.
Five men, aged between 26 and 30, were arrested in Johor on Saturday 12th January, 2019 and drugs worth RM814,000 were also seized.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun told reporters in Bukit Aman, “On Jan 12, Narcotics Department police from (federal police headquarters in) Bukit Aman and their Johor counterparts launched two raids in Johor between 7pm and 11pm. During the raids, we arrested five men and seized 9.88kg of drugs believed to be syabu, (methamphetamine) 16.4kg of heroin and 940 Ecstasy pills. Police also seized two cars, three motorcycles, jewellery and RM22,000 in cash. The seizures are estimated to have been worth around RM189,000.”
He continued, “The arrests of the suspects are a follow-up to that of four other members of the syndicate last year. They are believed to have been actively supplying drugs to the Simpang Renggam prison since 2017,”
Present was federal Narcotics Department director Datuk Mohmad Salleh.
Fuzi said all five men have been remanded for seven days until Saturday to assist investigations under Section 39(B) of the Dangerous Drugs Act for trafficking, an offence which carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
“We are still investigating to figure out just how the drugs were smuggled into the prison. We are working with the Prisons Department to ascertain if the syndicate received inside help,” he said.