JOHOR BARU: The investigation into a break-in at Taman Ungku Tun Aminah here led to the police seizing drugs worth almost RM75,000 from an unemployed man.
Over two weeks ago, Johor Baru North OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Taib Ahmad said police had received a report over a house break-in along Jalan Hulubalang 2 in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah here on May 1.
He added that the owner, who had gone out but returned home two hours later, spotted a man leaving his house compound in a silver coloured car at 9pm.
ACP Mohd Taib said among the items stolen from the victim's house were a television, a laptop, two iPads, a gold necklace, a smartphone, two gold lockets, cash, motorcycle and car keys, and various important documents.
Following a tip-off, police raided a house in Kampung Sri Purnama near Kangkar Tebrau at around 6.20pm on May 16.
"The 31-year-old suspect was sleeping when police raided the house," he said in a statement here on Wednesday.
ACP Mohd Taib added that police found the robbery loot as well as 39 blocks of drugs believed to be ganja weighing 40kg and 36 strips of Eramine 5 weighing 101 grams in the suspect's house.
"The drugs are worth about RM74,400 in the market," he said, adding that police also seized 18 mobile phones, 13 wrist watches, two tablets, a gold locket, RM1,860 in cash and a stolen motorcycle.
He said the suspect was being remanded to assist in the investigations classified under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, Section 457 of the Penal Code and Section 379A of the same Act.