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Small time drug dealers turned big-time players nabbed in police crackdown

KUANTAN: They started out as small-time drug dealers early this year before expanding their business to several districts to cater to demands from drug addicts at Felda settlements.
However, little did the syndicate members realise that their ever-expanding operation was being monitored by the police, who were waiting for the right moment to strike.
On July 24, a team of policemen from the federal police Narcotics Department and its Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (Sting) brought the syndicate's reign to an end when they picked up eight suspects, including two women and seized drugs worth RM90,000 at three separate locations.
Two of the syndicate members were arrested after police flagged down the car they were travelling in near Lanchang, Temerloh about 5.15pm, which led to the arrest of six others at Pekan and Jengka, Maran.
Police recovered 1.4kg of drugs believed to be heroin, 19g of syabu and 1,000 Yaba pills along with RM2,000 cash and seven vehicles believed used for the drug distribution activities, from the suspects.
State police chief Datuk Rosli Abdul Rahman said investigations revealed that when the syndicate began operations in January, they had between two and three members before roping in more individuals as their business expanded.
"The syndicate started small and widened their drug business to several districts with Felda settlements. They brought in the supplies from Kuala Lumpur.
"Four suspects tested positive for methamphetamine and have previous convictions for drug-related offences," he said, adding all the suspects have been remanded till July 31

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