IPOH: Police have arrested 364 people, including a 14-year-old boy, during a two-day operation that netted about RM59,200 worth of drugs.
Perak police chief Comm Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the 364, which included locals and foreigners, were arrested at 16 locations throughout the state on April 5 and 6.
"They were mostly arrested at 'ports' (drug dens) near oil palm estates.
"Among them are 353 men and 12 women, aged between 14 and 70," he said in a statement on Wednesday (April 7).
“From the total, 64 were arrested for distributing drugs, 106 for drug possessions, and the remaining 159 for drug abuse,” he said, adding that the Ops Sarang Khas Bersepadu also included officers from the Perak National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK).
“We found about 850g of heroin, 245g of syabu, 37g of marijuana, six Erimin 5 pills and about 29 litres of ketum water," he said, adding that the 14-year old boy was picked up as he tested positive for drugs.
“Several vehicles, money and jewellery, worth about RM108,592, along with 18 shotgun cartridges were also seized,” he said, adding that 24 persons under the Special Preventive Measures and 11 other wanted persons were also arrested.
Comm Mior Faridalathrash said the operation was a success due to the strong collaboration between the police and members of the public.
“The operation was conducted by 272 police personnel and 59 AADK officers.
“With this operation, we hope that it will help lessen the public’s worries about drug problems in their area,” he said. Ends