Kelantan police hope to cripple a syndicate involved in drug trafficking after arresting five suspects believed to be drug traffickers, including a woman, at a hotel yesterday.
Kelantan Acting Police Chief Mazlan Lazim said when police raided the hotel, one of the suspects who attempted to escape, fell to his death from the eighth floor of the hotel while five were detained.
Mazlan said during the raid, police seized 235 ecstasy pills, 12 packet of syabu, 140 methamphetamine pills, four eramin 5 pills, RM26,600 and 640,000 Bahts (RM64,000).
He said all the seized drugs and cash was worth about RM150,000. “We believe we have crippled the activities of a syndicate that has been actively involved in drug trafficking in the state and a neighbouring country.
We are looking for remaining members of the syndicate,” he said.
The 24-year-old suspect who died, was from Kemunin and had a previous criminal record while a number of them among the five who were detained have also criminal records.
Two of the suspects were employees in the hotel and used the hotel as a transit for their activities, especially drug trafficking.
“Police have been monitoring their activities for some time while information from the public was also useful in the arrest of the suspects,” he said.