TANAH MERAH (Bernama): Police seized 8,650kg of ketum leaves worth RM26,280 and a Colt pistol in two separate raids carried out in Jeli and Pasir Mas Sunday (May 27).
Kelantan police chief Datuk Hassanuddin Hassan said the seizure of ketum leaves was carried out by the Jeli district police headquarters (IPD) Criminal Investigation division at Kampung Baru Jalan Malaysia, Jeli, at 6pm Sunday.
He said the seizure was carried out after police detained two suspects, aged 35 and 20, who were travelling in a lorry.
"From our inspection, we found a transparent bottle filled with ketum water and during further checks, we also discovered 8,650kg of ketum leaves packed in 173 black plastic bags,” he told a press conference at the Tanah Merah IPD here Monday (May 27).
Hassanudin said the supply of ketum leaves was obtained from Sik, Kedah, and was intended to be marketed in Pasir Mas area.
"A check also found the 35-year-old suspect has a criminal record while both tested negative for drugs.
"The remand application for the two suspects is being made today to assist in the investigation under Section 30 (3) of the Poisons Act 1952,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said, a Colt pistol was seized from a man, 29, during a raid carried out at Kampung Banggol Kulim, Rantau Panjang, at 8pm Sunday (May 27).
"The pistol was found tucked under his waist and the police also found three machetes as well as a raincoat resembling those belonging to the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) on the premises,” he said.
He said the suspect also tested positive for amphetamine and had five previous convictions.
"The suspect has been remanded for six days to assist in investigations under Section 8 of the Firearms Act 1971, Section 8 (a) of the Firearms Act 1960 and Section 89 of the Police Act 1967,” he said. - Bernama