Mother and son nabbed, 564 litres of ketum water seized

JOHOR BARU: Police have arrested a mother and son for allegedly possessing ketum water at Kampung Melayu Pandan here.

Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Padzli Mohd Zain said the suspects are aged 20 and 38 and were arrested during a raid at around 2pm on Tuesday (June 29).

“Police seized three barrels of ice filled with 450 transparent packets of ketum water weighing 564 litres. We also seized a black plastic bag filled with 23kg of ketum leaves, two large aluminium pots, a stove and a gas tank,” he said in a statement here on Wednesday (June 30).

ACP Mohd Padzli added that the son tested positive for methamphetamine while the mother tested negative for drugs.

“However, she has five previous records relating to drugs while the male suspect does not have any criminal record,” he said, adding that both of them were under remand until Friday (July 2).

He also said all of the items seized were worth RM6,980 and the case was being investigated under Section 30(3) of the Poisons Act 1952.

ACP Mohd Padzli urged the public to immediately contact the police about any criminal activities by contacting the Johor Baru South police headquarters hotline at 07-2182323.

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