JOHOR BARU: Police have confiscated 9,600 Ecstasy pills and 2.98g of Syabu worth a total RM480,000 following a raid at a house in Kulai.
Johor acting police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Ramli Hassan said that a 40-year-old man was nabbed during the raid at about 4pm near Taman Desa Baiduri, Kulai on Monday.
“The drugs were meant for the local market, he said at a press conference at the state police headquarters recently.
He added that police also seized a Toyota Altis worth RM70,000 during the raid and that the suspect tested positive for drugs but did not have past criminal records.
The suspect will be remanded for a week until Nov 23 to assist in investigations, he said, adding that the case was classified under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries a mandatory death sentence.
DCP Ramli said that Johor Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department has checked over 34,715 individuals, 15,619 of whom were arrested between January and October this year.
From the total arrested, 1,822 were identified as dealers and 10,560 of them were addicts while another 3,192 of them were caught for possession. The remaining were for various offences relating to drugs, he said.
He added that over 130.31kg of drugs worth RM6.39mil were confiscated during the same period.
On a separate matter, DCP Ramli said police also nabbed 351 individuals believed to be involved in online gambling activities following 100 raids this month.
He added that police also managed to seize 675 laptops and RM14,162 during the raids.
This year, we have taken action against seven aged between 40 and 50 years old under the Prevention of Crime Act 1959, for being the mastermind behind online gambling activities, he said.
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