May 6, 2021

468 dealers, including 25 women, arrested in RM6.45mil drug bust

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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 468 drug dealers, including 25 women, were rounded up following a special operation targeting drug “tokan” (small time dealers) nationwide, says Comm Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd.

The Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) director said the operation, codenamed “Ops Damn Tokan”, also resulted in the seizure of 121kg of drugs worth RM6.45mil in the one-day operation held on Oct 29.

“We conducted the raids simultaneously in all states.

“It is shocking that we were able to detain such (a big) number of dealers and seized more than RM6mil in drugs in just one day. We will intensify such operation from now on,” he told a press conference in Bukit Aman on Friday (Nov 1).

Of the 468 detained, 163 were arrested for supplying drugs, 93 for possession, 189 under Special Prevention Measures and 21 because their urine tested positive for drugs, he added.

“Previously, we only conducted the operation in a few targeted states. This is the first time Ops Damn Tokan was conducted nationwide.

“We also seized RM1.2mil’s worth of assets and cash from the suspects,” Comm Khalil said.

Such operations were needed to battle the drug menace effectively, he added.

“We must change our management of enforcement operations, whereby we must cut the supply at the supplier level.

“We also hope for holistic support from other departments in terms of education and rehabilitation,” he said.

On another matter, he said the NCID 24-hour hotline had already received 384 complaints since it was launched on July 29.

“We also settled 311 complaints from the total received while the remaining ones are in the midst of investigation.

“We hope the public can cooperate more with us by supplying relevant information,” he said.

Comm Khalil also called on those who always posted on social media what the police should do to play their part by using the hotline to supply information.

“They may condemn us but they must play their part, too.

“The best weapon to curb the drug menace is the cooperation between the police and public,” he said.

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