By Balqis Jazimah Zahari
A 48-year-old man was arrested along with a seizure of drugs totaling RM45,900 in a raid at a house in Taman Pinji Mewah, Lahat, on Tuesday.
Ipoh District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Yahaya Hassan, stated that the raid which started around 11 am was conducted by a police team from the Narcotics Crime Investigation Division of the Ipoh District Police Headquarters.
“Upon inspection of the suspect and the house, the police found 18 transparent plastic packets containing suspected erimin-5 (estimated total weight: 922 grams), four transparent plastic packets and one glass tube suspected of containing Methamphetamine (estimated total weight: 17.20 grams).
“The total value of the seized drugs is RM45,900, which could cater to approximately 3,000 drug users,” he said in a recent statement.
Yahaya added that the case is being investigated under Section 39b of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and Section 39a (1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, with the suspect remanded for further investigation.
“Additionally, asset forfeiture action has been taken against the suspect under the Dangerous Drugs (Forfeiture of Property) Act 1988, with the seizure of the suspect’s cash amounting to RM139.
“Initial investigations revealed that the suspect is believed to have been involved in drug distribution activities since November last year, and the seized drugs are suspected to be intended for distribution in the local market around Ipoh,” he said.
He emphasised that this success is an example of the collaboration between the community and the police in combating drug related crimes.
“Therefore, the Ipoh District Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) calls on the public to continue providing information related to drug abuse activities to the police so that law enforcement actions can be further enhanced,” he said.
He also encouraged sharing any information about narcotics activities in Ipoh city with the Ipoh District Control Center (DCC), operational 24/7 at the hotline 05-254 2222 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.