Two Singaporean men have been detained by Malaysia’s Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) on Saturday (May 6) after the anti-drug enforcement agency acted on a tip-off by their Singaporean counterparts that also saw more than 120kg worth of drugs being seized.
The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said in a press release on Thursday (May 11) that the Singaporean pair, aged 43 and 58, were arrested in Johor Bahru. It added that the 58-year-old suspect was found to be in possession of 11g of Ice, 68 Erimin-5 tablets and a small amount of ketamine when he was apprehended.
A second related operation was carried out last Saturday, that saw the NCID arresting four Malaysians in Klang and Kuala Lumpur. Officers seized about 64kg of Ice, 61.5kg of ketamine and 23,985 Ecstasy tablets.
All the men arrested, including the Singaporeans, were involved in a drug syndicate that supplies narcotics regionally. CNB said that it had been monitoring the Singaporeans since late 2016, before initiating joint investigations with the NCID to dismantle the syndicate.
Investigations by NCID are ongoing. If convicted of drug trafficking, both Singaporeans may face the death penalty