The Malaysian police's Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) and Singapore's Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) jointly investigated and busted a regional drug syndicate based in Malaysia. Six suspects, including four Malaysians and two Singaporeans, were arrested in Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru on May 6.
In a press release on Thursday, CNB said that it started its investigations in late 2016 when it received intelligence pointing to the involvement of two Singaporean men who were believed to have coordinated drug supply runs for the Malaysia-based syndicate.
According to CNB, the officers managed to identify the two suspects and shared the information with NCID. The officers from NCID helped the Malaysian authorities to track down the Singaporeans, their Malaysian associates, and the drug storehouses located in Petaling Jaya.
The four Malaysian members of the syndicate were arrested in Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur during the May 6 operation. The authorities also seized about 64kg of Ice, 61.5kg of ketamine and 23,985 Ecstasy tablets following the raid.
CNB added that the two Singaporean suspects, aged 43 and 58, were arrested by NCID on the same day in Johor Bahru. The older suspect was found to be in possession of 11g of Ice, 68 Erimin-5 tablets and a small amount of ketamine
Ng Ser Song, CNB director thanked his NCID counterpart Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff and his Malaysian officers for their strong support and cooperation over the years. "The fight against drugs must be fought with close cooperation between counterparts. No drug enforcement agency can afford to do it alone, especially against drug trafficking syndicates which operate near seamlessly between different countries," Ng told Channel NewsAsia. "Together, we can take the fight to the drug syndicates."
The authorities said NCID is investigating the case. If the Singaporeans are found guilty of drug trafficking, both of them might face death penalty.