Cops nab 51 for drug offences, including 16 pushers, during 12-hour op in Langkawi


Kedah NCID chief Supt Helmi Aris (left) observing some of the suspects who were nabbed.

LANGKAWI (Bernama): Police nabbed 51 people, including 16 suspected drug pushers, in a 12-hour operation dubbed ‘Ops Sarang' in several locations on the island since Saturday (March 10) night.

Kedah NCID chief Supt Helmi Aris said the operation was mounted by almost 100 NCID personnel from Langkawi, Kedah and Bukit Aman who covered various locations in Bukit Malut, Taman Nilam, Kuala Teriang and Ayer Hangat.

“During the operation, we managed to pick up 51 individuals, including three women, for various drug-related offences.

“The operation can be described as a success as we also detained 16 suspected drug pushers,” he told reporters in Bukit Malut here Sunday (March 11).

Also present was Langkawi Police chief Supt Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim.

Helmi said they also seized 161g of heroin, 28.21g of syabu and three litres of ketum juice from the suspects during the operation.

He said all suspects, aged from 23 to 56, have been remanded to facilitate further investigations.

In SARAWAK, the Sarawak Police picked up 41 people, also believed to be drug pushers, in an integrated anti-drug operation in 19 villages in Serian Sunday morning.

Sarawak NCID chief Supt Sahar Abd Latif said in the operation mounted by 101 police officers, a gun, a sword, 52.6g of syabu and 6.3g of ganja, worth a total of RM10,715, were also seized.

“What is sad is that we also arrested a father, his son and his five young nephews aged from 15 to 20,” he said, adding that those arrested would be investigated under various sections of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, Firearms Act 1960 and the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958. - Bernama

Police officers look on as some of the suspects board a lorry in Bukit Malut.

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