PASIR MAS: Some 100kg of drugs believed to be syabu worth about RM7mil were seized by police following a car chase in Kampung Lubok Gong, Rantau Panjang.
The syabu was packed in 100 Chinese tea packages and kept in four boxes.
A team from the 7th Battalion General Operations Force (PGA7) recovered the drugs from a four-wheel drive but the two suspects in it managed to escape.
The PGA’s Strike Force personnel had come across the Mitsubishi Triton at about 8.30pm on Monday and tried to intercept it, said PGA Southeast Brigade commander Senior Asst Comm Kamarulzaman Maarof.
The driver sped off and a chase ensued.
The vehicle skidded onto the road shoulder in Kampung Tasek Permai in Lubok Gong and the two suspects fled into a swampy forest.
“As it was quite dark, attempts to arrest the two suspects failed but we found an identity card, believed to belong to one of them, in the vehicle, ” he told a news conference at the Pasir Mas district police headquarters yesterday.
Also present were Kelantan deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm Abdullah Mohamad Piah and Pasir Mas district police chief Asst Comm Mohamad Roy Suhaimi Sarif.
“We believe the drugs were smuggled in from a neighbouring country for distribution in the Klang Valley and local markets. It can be used by about 40,000 addicts.
“This is the biggest seizure made by the PGA so far this year under Ops Wawasan in Kelantan, ” said SAC Kamarulzaman.