Between 24 and 28 September 2021, acting on information provided by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), the Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) of the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) arrested five Malaysians, comprising one man and four women, aged between 21 and 71 for suspected drug trafficking activities in and around Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. Close to 55kg of controlled drugs with an estimated street value of RM4.9 million were seized in the operations.
Collaboration between CNB and NCID
2. Since July 2021, CNB has been monitoring a Malaysian-based syndicate that was believed to have been trafficking drugs using Singapore-based freight forwarding companies, as legitimate forwarding agents, to deliver parcels which contain concealed drugs to other countries through Singapore. CNB actively monitored the activities of the syndicate and provided the information to the NCID. Based on information provided by CNB, NCID commenced their investigations.
Arrests of 5 suspected drug traffickers
3. Between 24 and 28 September 2021, the NCID conducted a series of operations around Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Kuala Lumpur that resulted in the arrest of five Malaysians aged between 21 and 71, and the seizure of drugs worth RM4.9 million along with various drug processing equipment and 2.2kg of caffeine believed to be used in illicit drug production. Details of drugs seized by the NCID are as follows:
| Methamphetamine (‘Ice’)
| MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine)
|| 34.3 kg (powder) and 30.1 litres
4. Investigations by the NCID into the drug activities of the suspects are ongoing.
5. “Even as drug trafficking syndicates try to circumvent travel restrictions by using parcels and postage services to traffic drugs, close international cooperation between law enforcement agencies will not be impacted. The swift arrests are testament to the close cooperation between CNB and NCID, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank NCID for their continuous support in securing a drug-free environment for both countries. Both agencies will continue to share intelligence in timely fashion and work closely together against transnational drug trafficking activities. Singapore does not tolerate the activities of syndicates which makes use of Singapore’s connectivity to ship their drugs, and CNB will continue to work closely with our foreign counterparts to interdict the supply of drugs, and to prevent Singapore from being used as a transhipment hub for drugs.” – AC Leon Chan, Deputy Director CNB (Operations).
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
6 October 2021
Photos 1 and 2 (NCID, Malaysia): Children’s toys and dolls seized from a parcel suspected to contain controlled drugs in one of the NCID operations between 24 and 28 September 2021.
Photos 3 and 4 (NCID, Malaysia): Controlled drugs, suspected to be ‘Ice’, found in between the corrugated cardboard in parcels containing the children’s toys and dolls in one of the NCID operations between 24 and 28 September 2021.
Photo 5 (NCID, Malaysia): Controlled drugs, suspected to be ‘Ice’ found in between the corrugated cardboard in parcels containing the children’s toys and dolls in one of the NCID operations between 24 and 28 September 2021.