KULAI: Two suspected drug pushers were badly injured when the car they were in spun out of control and split in half after ramming into a tree as they tried to evade police here at KM33 of Jalan Johor Aru-Kulai here on Thursday (Nov 22).
Kulai OCPD Supt Tok Beng Yeow said the duo was trying to flee from the police who had ordered them to stop for an inspection.
He said that at about 11.45am a patrol car noticed the two men acting suspiciously inside a red car at Jambatan Pontian Besar.
"Our men then instructed the car to stop but they suddenly sped off.
"The suspect drove in the direction of Ayer Baloi before making a right turn heading to the Jalan Bukit Batu-Sedenak toll plaza," he said.
He added that an officer in a pursuing vehicle then requested the control centre in Kulai and Pontian for back-up.
"The high-speed chase continued for 25km for about 30 minutes before the suspects lost control of their car and crashed into a tree.
"The two suspects were badly injured. The officer then called for an ambulance and the Fire and Rescue Department," he said.
He said an inspection found that one of the suspects was carrying a sling bag containing 18 transparent plastic bags contains what is believed to be methamphetamine.
"The drugs weighed about 8.59g with street an estimated value of RM1,400.
"Both suspects have past criminal records for drug abuse," he added.
Supt Tok said the duo was then taken to the Kulai Hospital emergency ward.
"Investigations are still ongoing and we have yet to do a urine test on both suspects.
The case is being investigated under Section 39A(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.