KUALA LUMPUR: Police believe they have smashed the operations of six drug-trafficking syndicates with the arrest of eight Nigerians and three locals in a series of raids in the Klang Valley recently.
Besides the arrests, police also seized 51.2kg of syabu and 7,728 Ecstasy pills with a combined value of RM10.62 million. The suspects, aged between 20 and 58, face the manda-tory death sentence if convicted.
The first raid on March 20 saw a man and two women, all Nigerians, nabbed during a raid at a house in Taman D'Alpinia, Puchong. Police found 3.26kg of syabu hidden inside two metal cylinders. Police later raided a house in Subang Jaya where they arrested a Nigerian and a local woman.
In a separate raid at a hotel in Puchong, a Nigerian man attempted to evade arrest by jumping from the second floor, but died in the fall.
On March 22, police seized 53 packets of syabu, weighing 36.42kg, which was hidden inside six metal containers, declared as vehicle spare parts.
Federal narcotics director Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the seizure came after several days of surveillance.
"We also arrested three Nigerian men who landed at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport between March 21 and 23. Two of the three suspects were found to have swallowed capsules containing syabu."
Noor Rashid said the latest success was on Wednesday when police arrested two local men, aged 45 and 58, in Bukit Jalil and seized 7.52kg of syabu and 7,728 Ecstasy pills.