Police bust 144 drug syndicates nationwide from Jan-July

Police bust 144 drug syndicates nationwide from Jan-July

GEORGE TOWN: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) managed to cripple 144 drug syndicates and detained 43 members nationwide from January to July this year, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.

He said following the arrest, police also seized various types of drugs worth RM245 million and uncovered 13 drug processing laboratories.

“I am pleased with the success achieved by the Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) as this means that we have surpassed this year’s key performance indicator (KPI) which was to bust 30 drugs trafficking syndicates by the end of the year.

“With this momentum, I am confident we will be able to reduce and eliminate drug trafficking activities significantly in the country,” he told reporters after opening a meeting of narcotics chiefs nationwide here today.

Elaborating Abdul Hamid said police viewed seriously the threat of drug abuse and smuggling activities which were getting rampant and had been increasing every year. –Bernama