Cops seize 44kg of ganja, two nabbed

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 05 Feb 2003

SHAH ALAM: Police here recovered 44kg of ganja from two Indonesians at Kampung Sungai Cinchin in Gombak on Sunday and arrested two suspects. 

In an operation co-ordinated by the Bukit Aman Narcotics Department, the raiding party also recovered 83.5mil rupiah (RM35,000) from one of the suspects. 

State police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Noor Hamat said police first recovered 24kg of the drug from a 17-year-old Indonesian who was spotted with a bag outside a house at 12.45am. 

He added that police also recovered the money from the suspect who was working as a restaurant helper. 

DRUG HAUL: Comm Mohd Noor showing the ganja and money seized from two Indonesians at the press conference Tuesday.

“The suspect later led the police team to a nearby house where the second suspect was nabbed at 3am on the same day.  

“Another 20 packets of ganja were recovered from the 22-year-old suspect who is a mechanic,'' he said. 

He said that preliminary investigations revealed that the ganja was smuggled from Thailand for local distribution. 

Comm Mohd Noor also said that the suspects were from Aceh and had been in Malaysia over the last two years. 

“The suspects had no valid travel documents and entered the country illegally,” adding that they would be charged under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drug Act which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction. 

Comm Mohd Noor said there had been an increase in the number of drug-related crimes involving Indonesians. 

He said they were10 cases involving Indonesians over the past one month. 

“We have arrested a few of them and recovered more than 200kg of ganja from them the suspects during the period,” he added. 

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