ALOR SETAR – Police arrested five men believed to be involved in distributing drugs in the district during a raid on an unnumbered house in Kampung Gunung Sali here yesterday.
Kota Setar police chief ACP Adzaman Mohd Jan said during the 1.30 pm raid, police also seized 27 small packets of heroin, weighing a total of 157.5gm and worth RM7,000, from the suspects, aged between 22 and 44 years.
Also found in the house were measuring scale and small plastic bags meant for drug packaging purposes, he told reporters at the Kota Setar police headquarters here today.
He said the suspects were believed to have obtained the drug from Penang and would repack the drug in smaller packets or straw tubes to be sold to drug addicts here at a price of between RM30 and RM45 each.
Adzaman said all the five suspects’ urine were also tested positive of drug and three of them even had previous criminal records related to drugs.
The case is being investigated under Section 39(B) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries mandatory death penalty. – BERNAMA