Malaysian police busted a major drug syndicate with the seizure of drugs worth about 410,000 ringgit (126,154 dollars) and the arrest of six suspects, news reports said Sunday.
Acting on public information, police from the northern state of Kelantan raided an unnumbered house Saturday night resulting in the seizure of unprocessed powdered heroin, methamphetamine and hallucinatory (Eramine) pills, the New Straits Times daily reported.
The six suspects, four men and two women, aged 15 to 63, were believed to be related, state police chief Abdul Rahim Hanafi said, adding that one of them was a Thai national, dpa reported.
"Police found three plastic packages which contained a white powder believed to be Heroin Base 4, which is pure, expensive and difficult to process," Rahim was quoted as saying.
He added that the drugs were believed to have been meant for the local market.
Police also seized 57,105 ringgit (14,813 dollars), 12,210 bath (360 dollars), a sports utility vehicle, three motorcycles, four auto-teller cards and 10 bank account books.
The suspects have been held on remand and will be charged with drug distribution and trafficking, which carry mandatory death sentences by hanging.