JOHOR BARU: Police seized drugs worth RM12.33mil and arrested 1,706 suspects including 58 foreigners in Seri Alam last year.
Seri Alam OCPD Supt Jokhiri Abdul Aziz said the drugs included syabu, ketamine, ganja, heroin and ketum leaves as well as ecstasy, yaba (combination of methamphetamine and caffeine) and erimin five pills.
“A total of 939 of those detained tested positive for various drugs,” he said, adding that 13 of them were detained under the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985.
Supt Jokhiri added in the most recent case, a married couple, both aged 41, were nabbed for distributing ganja in Pasir Gudang here.
He said police had raided the couple’s rented house and found some 73.66kg of ganja worth RM180,000.
“The ganja was found in their bedroom,” he said during a press conference.
He added the male suspect had previous criminal records and also tested positive for methamphetamine while the wife’s urine samples proved negative.
Police also confiscated a Proton Inspira worth RM70,000, a Perodua Viva worth RM30,000 and cash of RM1,500.
Supt Jokhiri said both the suspects were remanded for seven days to facilitate investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries the death penalty upon conviction.