Photo shows luxury watches which were among the items seized from a recent police operation. RM2.1 million in cash, eight cars and jewellery were also seized. Pix by Sairien Nafis

KUALA LUMPUR: Police on Thursday nabbed one of their own on suspicion of being a drug pusher in a swoop that saw seven others taken into custody.

The policeman was believed to be a middleman in a drug syndicate involving seven men and a woman aged between 32 and 59 years old.

Bukit Aman Narcotics Investigation Department (NCID) director Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said police successfully seized various types of drugs amounting to RM721,000.

“10.3kg of syabu, 56g of ketamin, ganja (7.9g), ten pills of erimin 5 and 42 pills of ecstasy were seized and could be supplied to more than 50,000 drug users.

“50 pieces of 9mm bullets were also seized during the operation.

“Together with the Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group, the operation started at 11pm on January 10 and ended at 2.30pm the next day,” he said.

Mohmad added that RM2.1 million in cash, eight cars, five luxury watches and jewellery were also seized.

“The eight cars include a Mercedes Benz SLK 200 and Compressor, Proton Perdana, Perodua Myvi, Nazaria, Nissan X-Trail, Honda CRV and an Austin Morris Mini.

“Meanwhile, the watches seized were a Rolex, Patek Philippe Geneva, Tag Heuer and Chopard,” he said.

He said the suspects were remanded under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code to facilitate investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

Mohmad said the operation was conducted at Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, Pandan Perdana, Taman Setiawangsa, Setapak in Kuala Lumpur, Taman Perdana in Muar, and Taman Bukit Kayangan in Negri Sembilan.

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