KUALA LUMPUR: Police have seized over 200kg of ganja and arrested two people following a tip-off, says Comm Datuk Saiful Azly Kamaruddin.
The Kuala Lumpur police chief said the first seizure was made after the arrest of a 49-year-old man in Kampung Batu Muda at about 5.40pm on Monday (Jan 4).
Comm Saiful Azly said the police then checked two cars parked by the roadside and seized 14.4kg of ganja and RM1,070 in cash.
“The investigation led police to another vehicle hidden in some bushes nearby, where 187.4kg of ganja was found," he told a press conference at the city police headquarters on Friday (Jan 8).
Comm Saiful Azly said follow-up investigations led to the arrest of an accomplice in Taman Desa Petaling at 9.53pm on Tuesday (Jan 5).
"We arrested the 36-year-old man in a housing area.
"Upon questioning, the suspect led us to the parking area of a residency in Sungai Besi. One of the vehicles parked there was inspected and ganja weighing 63.7kg was seized, ” he said.
Comm Saiful Azly said three vehicles were also seized in the raids, including a Toyota Vellfire and a Volkswagen Golf.
On the suspects, he said one was tested positive for drugs and had past records for criminal and drug-related offences.
"The second suspect tested negative but he also has past criminal records," he said.
Both suspects have been remanded to assist in investigations.
Comm Saiful Azly said police believed both suspects have been trafficking drugs for about three months, adding that they received their supply from a neighbouring country meant for the Klang Valley market.
"The drugs seized can cater to 265,654 addicts," he said, adding that the drugs were worth RM667,250 while the seven cars seized were worth a total of RM500,000.
Comm Saiful Azly said police would continue with concerted efforts to cripple drug syndicates in the city.
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