Drug bust: Five Filipino women and two children among those arrested

In a drug bust conducted on April 19 in Jalan Yahya Awal, Johor Bahru, police arrested five Filipino women, two Singaporean men and two children who are suspected to be involved in drug trafficking.

Police suspects that the Filipino women are being used as drug couriers by the two Singaporean men.

Investigation is still ongoing, said Zainuddin Yaakob, the south Johor Bahru police chief.

He said police found the drug suspected to be syabu with a street value of RM140,000 in a room of a house where the suspects are staying.

The Filipino women together with two children age two and a half and nine months do not have any identifications with them.

Zainuddin said the suspects will be investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952 and the Immigration Act 1959.

In another unrelated case, police arrested five men age between 16 to 88 including a woman who are suspected to be involved in trafficking drug in Felda Ulu Tebrau on April 20.

They suspects were arrested in two separate places.

The drug believe to be heroin worth RM24,000 was confiscated.

Three motorcycles and unspecified amount of cash were also confiscated during the two raids.

One of the suspects was tested drug positive and he has previous record of drug related cases.

The case will be investigated under Section 39B of the dangerous drug Act 1952, Zainuddin said.