KUALA LUMPUR: Six foreigners and two local women, one a prospective drug mule, were arrested by police in Klang Valley in the past week. They also seized drugs worth RM1.53 million.
The busts, made in three separate operations between Friday and Monday, saw police detaining the suspects, aged between 26 and 40, for smuggling and dealing cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.
Federal police headquarters Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) director Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the first raid was on Friday.
"Following past cases of Malaysian women being used as drug mules, police identified a local woman who was recruiting them for an international syndicate here.
"On Friday, policemen stopped a car in which the woman and three others were travelling near KL Sentral. On searching the vehicle, they found 1.2 kg of cocaine.
"The others in the car were two male Nigerians and a local woman, who was assigned to carry the drugs to another country."
He said the drugs, packed in 30 plastic bags, were hidden in secret compartments in the wheel bases, handles and bottoms of two suitcases.
"On Sunday, officers raided two shophouses in Puchong and Ampang, Selangor, and detained three male Pakistani nationals and seized 33 packets of heroin, weighing 40.2kg."
Noor Rashid said police made their third bust on Monday after they detained a Guinea national, believed to be a drug mule, who had just arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Noor Rashid said they managed to retrieve methamphetamine weighing 971g from the suspect.
He believes police crippled three international syndicates following the operations.