Cops seize 214kg of ganja from couple

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  • Saturday, 05 Sep 2020

TAPAH: A couple has been arrested and ganja worth about RM535,000 was seized at a rest and recreation service area near here.

“We believe the drugs came from the northern region, possibly from a neighbouring country.

“We also believe that these drugs were intended to be sold in the Klang Valley and could have been distributed to about 140,000 users,” said deputy Perak police chief Deputy Comm Goh Boon Keng.

The couple, a 47-year-old man and his 32-year-old partner, were arrested on Wednesday at about 10.30am.

“We found the drugs in eight large gunny sacks containing 220 compressed packets at the back of their multi-purpose vehicle.

“The drugs weigh about 214kg,” he told reporters at the district police station here yesterday.

Both suspects are unemployed. The man has 12 prior records involving drug and robbery cases.

“The woman has one drug record. They will be remanded until Sept 9,” he said, adding that both suspects also tested positive for drug use.

The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Act 1952, which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

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