KEPALA BATAS: Two men, including a food delivery man suspected of being a drug dealer, were arrested in a raid at a restaurant in Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, near here yesterday.
North Seberang Perai District Police Chief (SPU), Assistant Commissioner Mohd. Radzi Ahmad said, in the raid at 5.30pm, the police also confiscated various types of drugs worth RM104,879 which were stored in a car behind the restaurant.
He said that when they were arrested, the two suspects, who were 22 and 25 years old respectively, were believed to be waiting for buyers to get the drug supplies they were selling.
“The results of the inspection later found 88 packs of heroin weighing 4,995 grams worth RM66,933 in the car involved.
“Also found was a package of ganja weighing 1,009 grams and 984 grams of syabu type drug worth RM2,522 and RM35,424 respectively,” he said in a press conference at the SPU district police headquarters (IPD) here today.
Apart from drugs, said Mohd. Radzi, the police also confiscated a Toyota Vios car worth RM90,000 which was used by the suspect who is believed to be a stolen vehicle following a report of a missing vehicle reported in Johor about three years ago.
In the meantime, he said, both suspects were believed to be involved in drug trafficking activities since last month and each had a past record related to drug cases.
“The case was investigated according to Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and the suspect was also remanded until this Tuesday to assist the investigation.
“Currently, further investigations are still being carried out, including to trace the network of the drug trafficking syndicate, including suppliers who are believed to live in the island (George Town),” he said.
He added that all the confiscated drugs could be used by a total of 34,940 addicts if released to the market.
In other developments, he said, a total of 2,983 individuals were arrested in the SPU district throughout last year for being involved in drug-related cases.
“Out of that number, a total of 2,628 investigation papers have been opened involving 446 cases related to drug supply (613 arrests) and 1,208 cases of drug possession (1,373 arrests),” he said. – MESSENGER
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