By Balqis Jazimah Zahari
Photo Fb Polis Perak
IPOH: A husband and wife believed to be involved in drug trafficking activities were arrested in a raid by the Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (JSJN) Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) Perak at a drug store and packing place in Ipoh.
Perak Police Chief, Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said the arrested husband and wife were between the ages of 37 and 39, and the suspect’s wife was a Chinese citizen.
As a result of the investigation carried out on the two suspects, the police found and seized drugs suspected to be Ketamine, estimated to weigh 8.5 grams, (8) pills suspected to be Ecstacy pills, estimated to weigh 3.3 grams, (5) pills suspected to be Erimin 5 pills, estimated to weigh 1.35 gram and drug powder suspected to be Ecstacy powder estimated to weigh 22.4 grams,” he said through a press conference held at the Perak Police Contingent Headquarters (IPK) here on Wednesday.
Mohd Yusri said that as a result of the arrest, JSJN IPK Perak made a follow-up raid at a different house also in Ipoh, Perak, which is believed to be used as a place to store and package drugs.
“The results of the raid found drugs suspected to be Ketamine type drugs estimated to weigh 757.0 grams, 2,765 pills suspected to be Ecstacy pills estimated to weigh 1,088.0 grams, 15,250 pills suspected to be Erimin 5 pills estimated to weigh 4,329.35 grams, drug powder suspected to be Ecstacy powder estimated to weigh 1,020.6 grams and 141 packets drink powder suspected to be Ecstacy powder estimated to weigh 3,427.0 grams.
“The total value of the drug seizure is estimated at RM538,646.20.” he said.
He said that also seized was a number of equipment believed to be used to package drugs.
According to him, action was also taken under the Dangerous Drugs (Forfeiture of Property) Act 1988, where JSJN IPK Perak confiscated a vehicle and cash amounting to RM1,200.
“The estimated total value of the seized property is RM41,200. The estimated total value of the seized drugs together with the seized property is RM579,846.20,” he said.
He added that the initial urine screening test conducted on the two suspects found that one of them was positive for the drug Ketamine.
“The result of the review found that both of them have no record of past offences. The seized drugs are suspected to be distributed in the local market in the State of Perak.
“It is estimated that the amount of drugs confiscated can be used by as many as 40,000 drug addicts,” he said.
He said this case was investigated under section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and both suspects were remanded for seven days from June 27 until July 3 to assist the investigation.