Cops seize drugs worth over RM800,000 in Ops Tapis in Kelantan

KOTA BARU: The Kelantan Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) together with a Bukit Aman team seized various types of drugs worth RM814,612.25 and arrested 301 addicts and dealers through Ops Tapis Bersepadu, which was carried out for three days starting Aug 11.

Acting Kelantan police chief Datuk Muhamad Zaki Harun said the biggest seizure during the operation involved the arrest of two local male suspects aged 53 and 34 in a house near Jalan JKR at about 6pm Friday (Aug 12).

"The results of the inspection yielded cannabis weighing 453.75g, 50g of heroin, 40 psychotropic pills and three Eramin 5 pills, all of which were valued at RM27,780.

"We also seized a Nissan Grand Livina valued at about RM50,000. Both suspects also tested positive for methamphetamine and have criminal records related to narcotics," he told reporters at the Kelantan contingent police headquarters here Sunday (Aug 14).

He said both suspects were remanded for seven days from Aug 13 to 19 for further investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

He said after interrogating the two suspects, police then conducted a follow-up raid at 7pm on the same day at a house in Kampung Demit, Kubang Kerian here.

"No arrests were made but police found marijuana weighing 3,000g, 3,050g of heroin, 800 pills of Eramin 5, 2,000 Yaba pills and 24.37g of syabu estimated to be worth RM499,382,” he said.

Muhamad Zaki said in a separate raid at Flat Sri Guchil, Kuala Krai on Aug 12, at 10.45pm, police arrested a 23-year-old local labourer and confiscated 18,000 Yaba pills valued at RM180,000.

"We also seized a Honda Jazz valued at RM20,000 and RM1,000 in cash.

"The suspect was tested positive for methamphetamine and had two prior drug-related cases. He has been remanded for seven days beginning Aug 13 until 19 for further investigations,” he added. - Bernama

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