Five men were arrested, drugs worth more than RM1 million confiscated

By Balqis Jazimah Zahari
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IPOH: Police arrested five men believed to be involved in drug trafficking activities and confiscated drugs estimated to be worth RM1.5 million in an operation around Kampung Gunung Rapat in Ipoh.

Perak Police Chief, Datuk Sri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said, the District Narcotics Crime Investigation Division (BSJND) Ipoh initially stopped a car driven by three men aged around 20 to 25 years old on the side of the road in the area involved.

“The results of the inspection inside the vehicle revealed that the police authorities discovered suspected Ketamine of an estimated weight of 26.178 grams, a liquid believed to be Ketamine with an estimated volume of 3,350 milliliters, and Methamphetamine with an estimated weight of 1.82 grams.

“The estimated total value of the seized drugs is RM1,571,040,” he said during a press conference at the Perak Police Contingent Headquarters (IPK) compound here today.

Mohd Yusri said, following the arrest, the police also managed to arrest two men aged between 21 and 27 years old at a house in Kampung Rapat who are believed to be involved in Ketamine-type drug trafficking activities.

“The preliminary urine screening test conducted found four suspects positive for the drug Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), while another suspect was found to be negative for any drug.

“The result of the review found that four suspects have a record of criminal and drug offenses, while another suspect has no  records,” he said.

He said action was also taken under the Dangerous Drugs (Property Forfeiture) Act 1988.

“The Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (JSJN) of the Perak PDRM seized a car and two motorcycles as well as cash amounting to RM380.

“The estimated total value of the seized property is RM30,380, while the estimated total value of the seized drug along with the seized property is RM1,601,420,” he said.

He said the case was investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and the five suspects were remanded for seven days from September 21 to September 27 to assist the investigation.

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