Cops find drugs after stopping man for traffic violation

KOTA BHARU (Bernama): Police have detained a motorcyclist after stopping him near the Batu 4 Jalan Kota Bharu-Kuala Krai traffic light, here, and found various types of drugs hidden in the motorcycle’s basket.

Kota Bharu OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Rahim Daud said the 29-year-old man from Wakaf Che Yeh was stopped by three policemen who were on a traffic enforcement patrol in the area at 6.45 pm yesterday, for violating traffic rules relating to the vehicle registration number.

"Further inspections found a small grey bag in the basket of his motorcycle containing various types of drugs including 199 methamphetamine pills, psychotropic pills, Eramin 5 pills, RM5,400 in cash and two mobile phones," he said in a statement on Wednesday (July 21).

ACP Abdul Rahim said the suspect was immediately arrested and taken to Kota Bharu police headquarters for further investigation.

He said the suspect, who tested positive for drugs, had five previous drug-related offences on his criminal record.

"The case will be investigated under Section 39 (A) (1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, Section 12 (2) and Section 15 (1) of the same act," he said adding the police also issued summonses to the suspect for committing five traffic offences.- Bernama

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