Three suspected members of drug ring nabbed, ganja and meth pills worth over RM276,000 seized

Perak police chief Comm Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid Showing the drugs seized.

IPOH: Two foreigners and a local woman, believed to be members of a drug syndicate, have been arrested with drugs worth more than RM276,000 in their possession.

Perak police chief Comm Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the 42-year-old Indian national, a 26-year-old Indonesian woman, and a local 21-year-old woman were arrested in two raids.

The first raid was conducted at a shophouse in Lahat Mines near here at about 5pm on Oct 4.

“The man was arrested there after police found 62 packets of compressed dried leaves, believed to be ganja worth RM248,000.

“In a follow- up action, we raided a house nearby and arrested the two women, after 1,400 yaba pills and 2.05g of ganja were found there,” he told a press conference at the Perak Police Contingent Headquarters here on Wednesday (Oct 6).

(Yaba pills, or pil kuda as they are known locally, are a mixture of methamphetamine and caffeine.)

Comm Mior Faridalathrash said the man has been in the country since 2014, while the Indonesian woman came here in April.

“Both do not have valid visas, and there is a possibility that the syndicates are recruiting foreign nationals to be part of their team.

“All three tested negative for drugs, and they do not have any previous criminal records,” he added.

Apart from the drugs, police also confiscated a lorry, a car, two motorcycles and jewellery.

He said the drugs seized could be supplied to 151,400 addicts.

“All three suspects have been remanded until Oct 10, and the case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952,” he said.

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