Thai ganja smuggling syndicate busted with 100kg weekly haul

Thai ganja smuggling syndicate busted with 100kg weekly haulIn a crackdown on a drug syndicate, authorities seized cannabis worth nearly RM300,000.

The drug syndicate was importing as many as 100 kg of ganja per week from Thailand. Apparently raids were carried out between April 18 and 23.

According to KL police chief Comm Datuk Rusdi Mohd Isa, six men and two women were detained in six raids across Cheras.

He disclosed that the raids targeted a courier company office, several condominium units, and a house in the Cheras and Pandan Indah areas, based on a tip-off from the public.

“We seized 94.8kg of ganja worth RM293,830. Five of them have been remanded until April 29, while three of them have been released,” he told in a press conference yesterday, The Star reported.

“We believe the syndicate has been operating for two years. They used luxury condominiums to store drugs,” Comm Rusdi added.

In addition to the suspect’s arrest, authorities seized several items, including a mobile phone, motorcycle, three access cards, RM34,000 in cash, two packages of rabbit food, a pizza cutter, and a vacuum sealer, according to officials, according to Rusdi.

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