Kelantan cops nab 312, seize drugs worth nearly RM300K during Ops Tapis


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KOTA BARU: Kelantan police seized various types of drugs worth RM297,776.10 in total during operations under the statewide Ops Tapis from May 12 to Thursday (May 18).

State police chief Datuk Muhamad Zaki Harun (pic) said 312 suspects aged 14 to 68, comprising 303 men and nine women, were arrested during the operation.

He said among the drugs seized were heroin (23.45g), ganja (2.25g), yaba pill powder (10.99g), psychotropic pills (125), codeine (3.2 litres), syabu (24.68g), ketum leaves (4.7kg), ketum water (426.1 litres) and yaba pills (27,748).

"The operation also recorded a total of eight arrests under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

"The highest are cases under Section 15(1)(a) of the Act, which accounted for 115 arrests,” he said in a statement on Friday (May 19).

He said it was estimated that the seized drugs could be used by 28,966 addicts.

According to him, a total of 21 hardcore or repeat addicts were also charged under Section 39C of the Act.

"Action was also taken under the Dangerous Drugs (Forfeiture of Property) Act 1988, where property was seized, namely cash, money in bank accounts and vehicles, worth RM83,164.46.

"This success is the result of continuous action involving all the district police headquarters with the cooperation of the community.

"The Kelantan police contingent, especially the Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department NCID), will continue to combat drug abuse and trafficking activities in the state," he said.

He also urged the public to continue channelling information related to drug trafficking activities to the NCID hotline at 012-208 7222. – Bernama

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