Cops nab man carrying 262.2g of ganja in Bangsar


KUALA LUMPUR: A 35-year-old man was detained along with 262.2g of ganja worth almost RM8,000 at Jalan Maarof in Bangsar.

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Ku Mashariman Ku Mahmood said police personnel stumbled upon the suspect in a vehicle during a patrol at Jalan Maarof at about 10pm on March 29.

"Police personnel stopped the suspect's vehicle before conducting an inspection.

"They discovered and seized 262.2g of ganja worth RM7,866," he said when contacted on Wednesday (April 3).

ACP Ku Mashariman said various other items were seized including RM139 cash, a weighing machine and a car.

"The man detained tested positive for THC and he had a prior record for a drug offence.

"We are investigating under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952," he said.

Initial investigations revealed that the suspect got his drug supply from another man, whom he contacted via Telegram, he said.

"We believe the suspect also distributed drugs based on orders received," he said.

The suspect has been remanded until April 5, ACP Ku Mashariman said.

"We have since completed our investigation and referred the investigation paper to the deputy public prosecutor.

"The suspect is expected to be charged on Thursday (April 4)," he said.

ACP Ku Mashariman commended the patrol personnel for their excellent work, which led to the arrest of the suspect.

"We are committed to combating the drug menace but we need the cooperation from the public as well.

"We urge those with information on any crime or drug related incident to contact the nearest police station," he said.

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