Drug trafficking syndicate busted in Ipoh, 2 men arrested

By Balqis Jazimah Zahari
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IPOH: Police arrested four men believed to be involved in drug trafficking activities in two separate operations in Ipoh yesterday.

Perak Police Chief, Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said, two men aged 25 and 36 were arrested by a police team from the Narcotics Crime Investigation Division, Ipoh District Police Headquarters (IPD) after conducting an inspection in a vehicle at the Klebang Tropika area here.

“As a result of an inspection inside a car, the police found suspected methamphetamine with an estimated weight of 72,494.0 grams and an estimated value of RM2,537,290.

“Following the raid, the police managed to arrest two men aged 30 and 40 at a house in Kampung Rapat who are believed to be involved in the distribution of Methamphetamine-type drugs,” he said in a statement here yesterday.

Mohd Yusri said that the initial urine screening test conducted on the four suspects found one of them positive for Methamphetamine-type drugs.

“The results of the review also found that all the suspects have a record of past offenses involving criminal and drug cases.

“Action was also taken under the Dangerous Drugs (Property Forfeiture) Act 1988, where the Perak PDRM Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department confiscated two cars, a motorcycle, a golden yellow chain and a pair of golden yellow earrings.

“The estimated total value of the property confiscated was pRM74,267. The estimated total value of the seized drugs along with the confiscated property is RM2,611,557,” he said.

He said, based on the investigation carried out, this syndicate is believed to have been active in drug trafficking activities since the beginning of last May.

“The seized drugs are suspected to be distributed in the local market in the state of Perak.

“It is estimated that the amount of confiscated drugs can be used by as many as 145,000 drug addicts.

“This case was investigated under section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and all the suspects were remanded for seven days from July 28 to August 3 to assist the investigation,” he said.

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