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Men Arrested at Gopeng Toll Roadblock for Drug Possession

Two men aged 41 and 47 were arrested at the Gopeng Toll Plaza roadblock (SJR) on June 23 for possession of drugs worth around RM6.4 million.

According to the state police chief Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid, the suspects were driving a gray Bentley Flying Spur.

“Investigations found 117 units of Chinese tea packets which contained 122.5kg of methamphetamine. The drugs were found in the car’s modified bonnet.

“Further checks from the Narcotics Criminal Investigation Unit of Kampar District Police Headquarters found six more packets which contained 6.28kg of similar drugs in the car’s spare tyre compartment.

“Also found and seized were cash amounting to RM3,390.”

He told reporters at the Perak Contingent Police Headquarters (IPK) in Ipoh earlier today (June 27).

Also present were chief of IPK Perak Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department, Assistant Commissioner Lee King Chuan and Kampar District Police Chief, Superintendent Hasron Nazri Hashim.

Mior mentioned that during the arrests, the first suspect tested positive for drugs while the other negative. 

“Prior to this, the second suspect had four drug-related offences and a criminal offence.

“Both were issued a seven-day remand order which started June 24 lasting till June 30.

“They’re being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, in which if found guilty, will be subject to a mandatory death sentence by hanging,” he added.

 

Chris Teh

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