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Monday, 19 June 2017 | MYT 6:45 PM

Police cripple drug ring in KL, 18 arrested

PETALING JAYA: Over half a million ringgit worth of drugs was seized and 18 people have been arrested in a three-day blitz of drug busts in Kuala Lumpur.  

City police confiscated RM596,715 worth of illegal drugs, RM65,000 worth of property and arrested 18 drug dealers between Friday and Sunday.  

City deputy narcotics chief Supt Mohd Faisal Yahya said the drugs seized included heroin, syabu, methamphetamine, eramin 5 pills and ecstasy pills.  

In one of the several busts, the department's special operations team nabbed a man and a woman, aged 15 and 25, at a hotel in Pudu around 1.10am on Friday.  

"We found 100 packets labelled 'Apache Ice Cool Lemon Tea' that actually contained methamphetamine," he said in a statement Monday.  

The arrests led police to a house near Bukit Bintang where police arrested seven more people, including two women, all aged between 16 to 25.  

The drugs seized in the bust was estimated to be around RM224,395.

In a separate bust around 1am on Saturday, police arrested a 30-year-old man at a house in Setapak, where he was hiding RM60,500 worth of drugs.  

"With this arrest, we believe to have crippled a local drug ring that deals syabu in the city. We will continue our efforts to fight the illegal drug trade in Kuala Lumpur," he said.