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Between January and this month, some 40,000 Erimin 5 pills were seized from around the capital, while at least 35,000 Ecstasy tablets were confiscated. — AFP picBetween January and this month, some 40,000 Erimin 5 pills were seized from around the capital, while at least 35,000 Ecstasy tablets were confiscated. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — Following the Home Ministry’s directive to wage an all-out war against drugs, city narcotics police have stayed true to their objectives with seizures of Ecstasy and Erimin 5 pills worth more than RM1.5 million this year.

Between January and this month, some 40,000 Erimin 5 pills were seized from around the capital, while at least 35,000 Ecstasy tablets were confiscated.

City Narcotics Criminal Investigations Department chief, Assistant Commissioner Adnan Azizon said the drugs were mainly meant for distribution within Klang Valley.

“The Erimin pills confiscated were worth RM588,000, while the Ecstasy pills were worth around RM1 million,” Adnan said.

He said seven people aged between 26 and 58, including two women, were arrested in the latest three raids in the city last week.

The raids held from Thursday until Saturday involved separate syndicates and yielded drugs worth around RM38,500, RM148,000 in cash and a Mini Cooper.

Adnan said the first raid was conducted at a hotel along Jalan Metro Pudu where a 27-year-old man was arrested.

“The suspect, who tested positive for drugs, was found with two small packets containing methamphetamine powder.

“The drugs weighed around 50.68g and were worth around RM6,800,” he said.

The second raid took place on Friday at a cafe along Jalan Kuching.

Two men, aged 58 and 46, were arrested carrying around 1,000 Ecstasy pills and RM1,000 in cash.

Adnan said police were then led by one of the suspects to a condominium along Jalan Kuchai Lama, where a man and a woman, aged 41 and 50, were arrested.

“We seized RM147,000 in cash at the condominium, believed to be profits from distribution,” said Adnan.

The final raid took place at a hotel along Jalan Kepong where a man and a woman, aged 29 and 36, were arrested with 200 Erimin pills and a packet of methamphetamine powder.

Estimated to be worth around RM1,700, the drugs were seized along with the car valued at RM60,000.

Adnan said the suspects had been remanded and could face the death penalty if convicted.

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