MUAR: Police have busted a drug trafficking ring, specialising in distribution of liquid syabu, following the arrest of three people in three separate raids near Bakri on Monday.
The police team raided three houses in the area and seized 0.86 grammes of heroin, 77.17 grammes of syabu and 16 erimin 5 pills worth about RM40,000.
Muar police chief Assistant Commissioner Zaharudin Rasip said two buckets, containing 25.5 kilogrammes of liquid syabu, worth RM1.75 million, were also seized at one of the houses.
"Acting on a tip-off, a team from the district Narcotics Criminal Investigation Division conducted the raids and seized the drugs," he said.
He added that the police were still investigating whether the liquid syabu, valued at about RM70,000 per kilogrammes, will be further processed at the houses or distributed for other uses.
Also seized were RM250 in cash and a BMW worth RM80,000.
Zaharudin said the three suspects, aged between 35 and 43, have been remanded until next Monday.
"Two of the suspects were tested positive for methamphetamine," said Zaharudin.
He said the case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.