Two arrested, RM25,000 worth of firecrackers and ketum leaves seized at food court in Kg Baru

KUALA LUMPUR: Some RM25,000 worth of firecrackers along with ketum leaves and juice worth almost RM1,000 were seized following checks at a food court in Kampung Baru here.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said policemen on Covid-19 compliance operation rounds were checking one of the stalls at the food court at about 4am on Wednesday (April 21) when they discovered the items.

"We arrested an Indonesian man and a local man in their 30s and 50s.

"The local had records for various offences including drug-related ones," he said when contacted on Thursday (April 22).

ACP Mohamad Zainal said investigations revealed that the firecrackers were meant to be sold around the city for Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.

"We also believe the men were planning to distribute the ketum juice to addicts in the city.

"Each packet of juice is priced at RM10," he added, adding that the men would be remanded for further investigation.

ACP Mohamad Zainal also urged the public to forward any information on crimes, especially drug abuse and trafficking.

"Those with information can contact Dang Wangi police at 03-2600 2222 or KL police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or any nearest police station," he said.

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