Malaysian police seized 9 luxury cars, 4 motorbikes and more than $380K in ill-begotten cash during a police operation in Malaysia on 4 February, Wednesday.
In a press conference today, Malaysian police told reporters that 2 BMWs, 1 Mini-Cooper and an Audi were among the drug kingpin's stash. Three of the 9 cars were Singapore-registered.
Johor police chief Datuk Mokhtar Moh Shariff issued a statement to explain the operation, which was a joint effort with Singapore's Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB). CNB had supplied the information on the syndicate activiy around Johor Baru, according to a New Straits Times report.
"The success reflects the close working relationship between Malaysia and the Singapore Police Force in busting drug dealing activities along both countries' borders," Datuk Mokhtar said.
The drug kingpin ran a syndicate that could have delivered an estimated 4.5kg of heroin and about 500g of methamphetamine also known as Ice, plus other drugs to Singapore weekly. This could have supplied about 2,000 drug abusers in Singapore. He is currently in remand in Malaysia and faces the death penalty if convicted.