KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — Police have detained 86,015 people suspected to be involved in drug trafficking syndicates with an estimated overall seizure worth RM107.68 million from Jan 1 to June 15 this year.
Bukit Aman Narcotics CID director Datuk Seri Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said from the total, 82,333 were locals while 3,682 were foreigners.
A total of 46,386 of them were also tested positive for drugs, he said.
“They were not only trafficking and processing drugs, some were even equipped with various types of firearms,” he told a press conference at Menara 2 in Bukit Aman here.
He said police also confiscated various synthetic drugs, including 503.08 kg of syabu (methamphetamine) , 90.41 kg of ketamine, 2,640,854 of Eramine 5 pills, 773,635 yaba pills and 109183 ecstasy pills.
“ Traditional drugs seized comprised 791.29 kg of ganja and 253.47 kg of heroin,” he said.
Mohd Mokhtar said police also seized properties valued at RM75.15 million and properties worth RM2.35 million were also forfeited from syndicates.
He said police were also cooperating with other international drug enforcement agencies in the efforts to eradicate cross border smuggling of drugs. — Bernama