In January 2018, the Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) of the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) commenced joint investigations on a suspected drug syndicate that was believed to be supplying drugs within Malaysia and also to some countries in the region. A number of the syndicate’s members were believed to be Singaporeans engaged in drug activities in Malaysia.
2 CNB and NCID worked closely together to uncover the syndicate’s network and their modus operandi. On 23 February 2018, NCID had intelligence indicating that the syndicate was planning a drug run involving a sizeable amount of drugs. NCID launched an operation which saw the seizure of about 12.8kg of ‘Ice’, 955g of ketamine, 4,333 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 200 Erimin-5 tablets, cash of S$8,000 and RM5,000 and five cars. Seven Malaysians, six Singaporeans and one Thai national were arrested in the operation. The six Singaporeans – five males and a female – were aged between 30 to 65.
3 Investigations by NCID are ongoing. If convicted of drug trafficking, all the Singaporeans arrested in the operation may face the death penalty.
4 Director CNB Mr Ng Ser Song said, “I would like to congratulate Director NCID CP Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh and NCID officers on their success in neutralising this drug trafficking syndicate that was supplying sizeable amount of drugs to countries in the region. It is important that drug enforcement agencies cooperate closely to take out drug syndicates that operate with no respect for borders. Through close and timely cooperation, we can take the fight to the drug syndicates.”
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
25 FEBRUARY 2018