The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) force of Perak have captured a Chinese man aged 33 who was suspected to be in possession of RM121,600 worth of drugs at a rest area in Gunung Semanggol, Kerian yesterday (April 27).
According to the state police chief, Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid, the raid and capture operation was led by the Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (JSJN) of the Perak Contingent Police Headquarters.
“Investigations have shown that the suspect possessed 304 packets of various colours, containing syabu, ecstasy and ketamine drugs in powdered form, weighing a total of 6,802g.
“Also during the raid, a Perodua Myvi car worth RM35,000 was confiscated under the Dangerous Drugs (Forfeiture of Properties) Act 1988.
”The suspect was brought to the Kerian District Police Headquarters to facilitate further investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. If he is found guilty, he’ll be subject to a mandatory death sentence by hanging.”
Mior explained in a statement dated today (April 28).
“The arrest was possible thanks to close-knit cooperation from the public with PDRM. Operations to eradicate drug addiction, dealing and smuggling activities will be continuously intensified from time to time,” he expressed.
JSJN added, the male suspect had two past records of drug-related offences. He was unable to attempt escape during the operation.
The suspect is currently remanded until May 4.