Three major drug busts in Perak, over RM900,000 worth confiscated, says state police chief

Perak police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri showing some of the drugs that police seized in different raids.

IPOH: Thinking that the police will be busy during the 15th General Election (GE15), several drug pushers took the opportunity to carry out the illegal activity, but luck was not on their side, says Comm Datuk Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri.

The Perak police chief said between Nov 1 and Nov 23, there were three major drug hauls in Ipoh, where various types of drugs worth more than RM900,000 confiscated.

He said in the first case on Nov 13 at about 8pm, police arrested a 40-year-old man in front of a house in Kampung Rapat with 1kg of ketamine.

Comm Mohd Yusri said the drugs seized are worth RM151,350, which could be supplied to about 1,000 drug addicts, and the man also tested positive for ketamine.

“In the second case on Nov 14, at about 2am, a house in Buntong was raided, where a 31-year-old man was arrested with 2.1kg of ganja, and a follow-up action led to the arrest of another 26-year-old man in Lim Garden with 230g of ganja confiscated.

“The drugs seized in total from both suspects are worth RM37,050, and the drugs could be supplied to 2,000 people,” he added.

In the third case, Comm Mohd Yusri said on Nov 22 at about 1am, police managed to arrest three men aged between 35 and 45, and found 10.1kg methamphetamine worth RM713,300 at the Sunway City area.

He said follow-up action led to a raid at a house nearby, where another three men and one woman between the age of 26 and 48 were arrested.

“Four out of the seven tested positive for drugs. The drugs seized could be supplied to some 20,000 drug addicts,” he said, adding that this case was being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 that carries the mandatory death sentence.

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