Couple arrested with drugs worth over half a million ringgit

IPOH: A married couple has been arrested and over half a million ringgit worth of drugs seized from two houses on Jalan Medan Ipoh here.

Perak police chief Datuk Seri Comm Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said the couple, aged 39 and 37, was arrested at the first location at about 7.45pm on Monday.

“We seized various drugs, including 8.5g of ketamine, eight ecstasy pills (3.3g), five erimin 5 pills (1.35g) and ecstasy powder (22.4g), during the arrest.

“At 10.25pm on the same day, we raided another house, which we found to have been used as a storage and packaging centre,” he said in a press conference at the state police contingent headquarters here yesterday.

“We found and seized 757g of ketamine, 2,765 ecstasy pills (1,088g), 15,250 erimin 5 pills (4,330g), ecstasy powder (1,020g) and 141 packets of ecstasy powder weighing 3,427g,” he said, adding that the drugs seized were worth about RM538,846.

“We also seized equipment used to pack the drugs, a car and RM1,200,” he added.

Comm Mohd Yusri said one of the suspects tested positive for ketamine.

“Both are unemployed, do not have previous criminal records, and have been actively distributing drugs since early 2021,” he said, adding that the woman was a Chinese national.

“The drugs are believed to be distributed to the local market in the state and could be potentially used by about 40,000 people,” he added.

He said both suspects would be remanded for seven days from June 27 to July 3 to facilitate investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

“We believe both suspects were only packing the drugs and they were getting their supply from a source in the southern region of the country,” he said.

“We continue to urge the people to forward information related to drugs to us so that we can take action and ensure the state is drug-free,” he added.

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