MELAKA: Four individuals, including a 29-year-old woman, who travelled to Melaka under false pretences during the recovery movement control order (MCO) period have been arrested for drug trafficking.
Melaka deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Sharul Lalli Madsuki said the four had obtained permits to travel between states during the recovery MCO from Pahang.
"They had permits with them and the reasons given were the same – to visit sick relatives," he said on Wednesday (Nov 25).
It is learnt that police received a tip-off about the four who were travelling in separate cars.
A team of policemen led by investigation officer Inspector Kalvinderjit Singh Jit Singh from the Melaka narcotics department intercepted the four at a hotel car park at 8.45pm in Taman Melaka Raya here before seizing 2.4kg of syabu and the four cars they were driving on Monday (Nov 23).
The drugs were packed in plastic and labelled as Chinese tea leaves.
SAC Sharul Lalli said the four, aged between 29 and 36, have been remanded until Nov 30 under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
He said all four also tested positive for drug use.
SAC Sharul Lalli said the drugs confiscated were estimated to be worth RM84,000.
"The four also had previous criminal records relating to drug abuse and one cheating case.
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