TELUK INTAN – Police detained 14 suspected drug addicts including a drug dealer, in an integrated operation, dubbed ‘Op Sarang/Op Tapis’, at an oil palm plantation here yesterday.
Hilir Perak district police chief ACP Mohd Marzukhi Mohd Mokhtar said the men aged 25 to 47 years, were picked up in a five-hour operation by its Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department, following a public tip-off.
The team also confiscated various types of drugs worth RM4,225, a motorcycle and two walkie-talkies.
“The 30-year-old drug dealer had syabu, ganja and heroin, in his possession. We believe he used walkie-talkies to communicate with his accomplice when drug dealing at the plantation,” he told a press conference at the Hilir Perak district police headquarters, here today.
Mohd Marzukhi also said all the suspects tested positive for morphine and 12 of them had criminal records. Eight were suspected to have been involved oil palm fruit theft cases around Teluk Intan.
Meanwhile, police detained an unemployed man, in his late 40s, at his house in Chenderong Balai near here last Tuesday for alleged possession of six bags of ketum leaves weighing 76.5kg valued at RM2,695.
“The suspect was nabbed while he was placing the plastic bags in his car. He was believed to have involved in the (ketum selling) activity over the past three months,” he added. – BERNAMA