JASIN: Drug traffickers are allegedly turning the Jasin stretch of the North-South Expressway as hotspots for distribution of the illegal substances.
Jasin OCPD Deputy Superintendent Mispani Hamdan said local peddlers collect their supplies along stretches close to the toll plaza here before distributing it to addicts.
"We believe the supplies were from outstation," he said Monday (March 16).
DSP Mispani said his men have intensified their surveillance including along the expressway following a series of raids recently.
"From the raids, we know where the hotspots are," he said.
DSP Mispani said 15 individuals were charged under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952.
He said the individuals charged on Feb 28 are mostly students and civil servants.
"This reflects the severity of the trafficking here," he said.
DSP Mispani said those detained and charged are aged between 18 to 55 years old.
He said various types of drugs worth about RM63,000 were seized.
"We had also informed the respective educational institutions and government departments over the arrests of their students and staff," he added.
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