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KUANTAN – A man believed to be a drug addict died while his friend is in serious condition following an attempt to escape from police yesterday.

Pahang deputy police chief Datuk Fatimah Ghazali said prior to the incident at 1 pm, a highway police patrol had intercepted a suspicious car which then sped off towards the Gambang toll plaza.

The vehicle entered the motorcycle lane against the traffic flow until it reached the traffic light at Jalan Kuantan-Segamat where it turned towards Jalan Ladang Felda Lepar Hilir 1, Gambang near here.

Fatimah said the driver lost control of the car which crashed into an oil palm tree before overturning.

She said the impact caused the addict aged 27, to be fatally thrown out of the vehicle while the friend aged 24, sustained serious injuries.

“Police found 785.20 gm of heroin worth RM24,000; 503.54 gm of syabu worth RM80,000; and 3,800 horse pills worth RM95,000 in the vehicle.

“Also seized with the drugs worth a total of RM199,000 were six mobile phones,” she told a media conference at the Pahang police contingent headquarters here today.

Meanwhile, police nabbed another man aged 42, at ‘Pot Getah’ at Kampung Paya Bungor, Gambang here at 6 pm on Tuesday.

Fatimah said an air rifle and drugs worth RM11,840 were found in two bags belonging to the suspect.

“The drugs comprised 470.5 gm of heroin worth RM9,000; 0.7 gm of syabu worth RM280, three horse pills worth RM60 and RM2,500 cash,” she said. – BERNAMA

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