IPOH: Police in Perak have scored big in the war against drugs following the seizure of drugs worth RM2mil.
Perak police chief Comm Datuk Razarudin Husain said the raids were conducted on July 27 here and in Kampar.
He said during the first raid at 11.45am, a police team from the state narcotics and criminal investigation department detained three men, two women, and two children, aged three and eight, at a parking lot of a hotel here.
“A white sack with 33 packets containing 200,000 Yaba pills (pil kuda) was confiscated.
“After we questioned the suspects, two other men and a woman were arrested at about 1pm at a hotel in Kampar, in relation to the first raid,” he told a press conference at the state’s police headquarters here on Wednesday (July 29).
Comm Razarudin said the men, aged between 25 and 54, and the women, aged between 21 and 52, had been remanded, while the children had been put under the care of other family members.
He said the drugs were meant for distribution for the overseas market, and the group had been active for the past two months.
“Their parents brought along the two children as part of a modus operandi so as not to raise suspicion, especially from the police, when travelling by road.
“They thought if there were any roadblocks, with children inside, they probably would be let off.
“However, the police foiled their attempt to distribute the drugs,” he said, adding that four cars were also seized during the raids.
He said the case was being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act, which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
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