Malaysia seizes $6M Ecstasy chemicals, arrests 11

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Posted: Nov 14, 2011 3:03 AM
Malaysia seizes $6M Ecstasy chemicals, arrests 11

Malaysian police say they have arrested 11 members of an international drug network and seized chemicals to produce 20 million ringgit ($6.4 million) worth of Ecstasy.

Police said Monday they are holding a Dutch citizen believed to be the leader of the group. They said the other suspects are five Malaysians, two Singaporeans, two Britons and a French man.

A police statement said authorities made the arrests Friday while raiding a factory in northern Kedah state.

Drug trafficking carries a mandatory penalty of execution by hanging in Malaysia.