BUKIT MERTAJAM: Suspected drug traffickers were among the 53 people detained by police during raids at several drug dens here.
Central Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Shafee Abd Samad said the operation called "Operasi Sarang Khas" was carried out on Monday (Oct 25) at eight locations frequently used by drug addicts.
"All the suspects, including 10 women, were nabbed in eight hotspot locations in the district during the operation," he said in a statement on Tuesday (Oct 26).
ACP Shafee said personnel from the district Narcotic Criminal Investigation Department seized 44.8g heroin, 8.38 syabu and 3.38g cannabis worth RM2,353.40 in total.
He said the case is being investigated under the Dangerous Drug Act and Poison Act 1952.
ACP Shafee said during the same operation,police detained six suspects and seized various types of drugs at an unnumbered house in Bukit Indera Muda.
He said among the drugs seized were 31 plastic packets of heroin weighing about 44.06g, five plastic packets containing 5.7g of methamphetamine, and a packet of cannabis weighing about 3.48g
Meanwhile in Kepala Batas, police detained four men during an Ops Covid patrol at Kampung Pekan Darat on Monday (Oct 25).
The suspects were detained after police found two plastic transparent packets containing crystal powder believed to be syabu and a straw containing heroin.
North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor, when contacted, confirmed the arrest.