Some RM58 million worth of drug exhibits were sent for disposal from the Perak Contingent Police Headquarters (IPK) today (November 2).
According to the deputy state police chief, Dato’ Mazlan Santarai, the drugs were seized during raids done all around the state between January to September this year.
“The drugs comprised heroin (413.6kg), ganja (699.98kg), syabu (34.45kg), ketamine (1.276kg), ketum leaves (2,773.7kg) and other kinds of drugs (411.58kg).
“Also part of the exhibit are ecstasy/yaba (21.86g), hallucination pills (0.41g), Eramin 5 (57.05g), monoacetylmorphine (392.76g), and heroin monoacetylmorphine (39.68g), as well as ketum water (1.7 million litres) and cough medicine (43,517.34 ml).”
He told reporters during a media session at the grounds of IPK here in Ipoh today, after witnessing the disposal of the drugs which are to be sent to a solid waste disposal company in Negeri Sembilan.
Mazlan added that the drugs involved around 4,991 investigation papers which had already concluded court proceedings since 1988.
Meanwhile, between January to September this year, 3,777 investigation papers were launched under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and the Poisons Act 1952, 3,543 out of which (equivalent to 94 percent) were charged in court.
“Some 1,752 individuals were subjected under Section 6B, Section 39A(1), Section 39A(2) and Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 towards the eradication of drug supply.
“Also, 1,598 individuals were subjected under Section 15(1)(a) of the same Act towards the eradication of drug-positive urine tests.
“For the same timeframe, some 3,721 individuals were subjected under Section 6, Section 9 and Section 12(2) of the same Act, as well as Section 9 and Section 30(3) of the Poisons Act 1952 towards the eradication of drug ownership requests,” he explained.