KOTA BARU: A total of 312 people were arrested by the Kelantan police with an assortment of drugs worth nearly RM300,000 on them.
State police chief Comm Datuk Muhamad Zaki Harun said that the suspects, aged 14 to 68, nine of whom were women, were caught in operations under Ops Tapis, conducted statewide from May 12.
He said that among the drugs seized were heroin (23.45g), ganja (2.25g), yaba pill powder (10.99g), psychotropic pills (125 pills), codeine (3.2 litres), syabu (24.68g), ketum leaves (4.7kg), ketum water (426.1 litres), and yaba pills (27,748 tablets).
“The operations also recorded a total of eight arrests under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act (ADB) 1952.
“The highest are cases under Section 15(1)(a) ADB 1952, which recorded 115 arrests,” he said in a statement yesterday.
According to Comm Muhamad Zaki, the seized drugs were valued at RM297,776.10 and could potentially serve 28,966 drug addicts.
According to him, a total of 21 hardcore or repeat drug addicts were also charged under Section 39C of the ADB 1952 during the operations, Bernama reported.
“Action was also taken under the Dangerous Drugs (Forfeiture of Property) Act 1988, where property was seized, namely cash, money in accounts, and vehicles, worth RM83,164.46.
“This success is the result of continuous action involving all district police headquarters and also the cooperation of the community.
“The Kelantan police contingent, especially the Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID), will continue to work to combat drug abuse and drug trafficking activities in the state,” he said.
He also urged the community to continue to channel information related to drug trafficking activities via the NCID hotline at 012-208 7222.