Fishmonger nabbed for selling ganja to supplement income


SHAH ALAM: To supplement his monthly income, a fishmonger has been selling ganja to users here, say the police.

Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Baharudin Mat Taib said the 39-year-old suspect was arrested at around 2.15pm on Wednesday (June 12) at a flat in Section 16 here.

"Following investigations, we checked a Tenaga Nasional Bhd room in the flats and found a backpack containing a compressed brick of dried leaves believed to be ganja weighing 145.7g.

"We also found nine packets containing the same substance weighing 72.4g," he told reporters at the Shah Alam police headquarters on Thursday.

ACP Baharudin said further investigations revealed the suspect got his supply from another person in the Chow Kit area in Kuala Lumpur.

"The suspect has a prior record for drug and crime-related offences.

"We have remanded him for five days to help with investigations," he said, adding that they found the suspect was selling packets of the drugs for Rm50 each in the area.

Meanwhile in an unrelated case, ACP Baharudin said police also arrested another suspect at Kampung Jawa , Batu Empat, Shah Alam at around 1.30pm.

"We searched the suspect and found 10 packets containing a substance believed to be syabu (meth).

"Further checks in a plastic bag he was carrying revealed another 70 packets containing more of the same substance," he said adding that the substance weighed about 215g and is worth at least RM2,250.

He said the suspect had been allegedly selling the drugs for about six months and has a prior criminal record.

"We have remanded the 42-year-old suspect for seven days to help with investigations," he said.