Cannabis worth RM500,000 found floating in canal

Major haul: DSP Shahnaz (second from left) showing the compressed lumps of cannabis that was seized in Kampung Makau. — Bernama

YAN: Cannabis worth RM500,000 found floating in a canal at Kampung Makau here has been seized by the police.

OCPD Deputy Supt Shahnaz Akhtar Aziz said local residents found 158 compressed lumps of cannabis, weighing about 180kg, floating in the canal at 9.35am on Saturday.

“We received a call from the public regarding the discovery of the drugs, wrapped in plastic and gold-coloured foil, floating in the canal area.

“Initial investigations showed the drugs were placed in a gunny sack but it got torn, causing the drugs to float to the surface,” he told a press conference yesterday.

DSP Shahnaz said investigations also revealed that the syndicate’s activities were carried out early in the morning to avoid being detected while the seized drugs were suspected to be for the market outside of Kedah.

“No arrests have been made so far. We will continue to investigate the source of the drugs.

“There is a possibility that the drugs were placed there in transit before being distributed,” he said. — Bernama

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