Police to track down drug trafficking syndicate in Malaysia

May 4, 2017
IGP Khalid Abu Bakar.

The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) will be conducting a detailed investigation to track individuals in this country involved in a drug trafficking syndicate masterminded by two Malaysian drug kingpins who were detained by the Thai authorities last week.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Khalid Abu Bakar said an investigating team has been dispatched to Thailand to do further intelligence work following the arrest of the two men.

“They (the drug lords) will face the laws in Thailand, so, let the Thai authorities take action.

“Following their arrests, we have also sent officers to conduct intelligence work on the involvement of other individuals in the country,” Bernama reported as he said in Bukit Aman today.

On Monday, Bernama reported a suspect dubbed as “Mr T” or the “Malaysian Iceman” who hailed from Johor Bahru and “Mr G” from Penang were detained by Thai authorities last week and were regarded as important members of an international drug syndicate that was responsible for grand-scale drug smuggling to Malaysia.

“Mr T”, 64, who lived in Thailand for 20 years and spoke fluent Thai was nabbed by the Thai police at the Hatyai Airport upon his return from Chiang Rai on April 19, while “Mr G” was caught when boarding a flight home to Malaysia, before the Songkran celebration.

On an another note, The IGP commended on the success of the Special Taskforce for Anti-Vice, Gaming and Gangsterism (STAGG) in curbing gambling nationwide over the last week.

Khalid, on his Twitter account, wrote: “Well done STAGG @PDRMsia. Arrested 295 people and seized 1,653 computers . #GoPDRMGo,” he said.

“Congratulation again to STAGG @PDRMsia for curbing vice nationwide over the last week, arresting 359 GROs and masseurs. #GoPDRMGo,” he added.

Police detained 359 guest relation officers and masseurs, as well as 295 gamblers and seized 1,653 computers in a nationwide crackdown last week.