GOMBAK – Two local men, believed to be members of a drug trafficking syndicate, were detained by the police near the Rawang Toll Plaza near here yesterday.
Bukit Aman Narcotic Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said the suspects, aged 23 and 35, were detained at 2.40 am by the Bukit Aman Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics group (Sting), with the cooperation of the Selangor and Kedah police narcotic criminal investigation department.
“Police seized 176 packets of compressed leaves, believed to be cannabis and worth RM528,000, which were hidden in the bonnet of a BMW 5 Series car in which one of the suspects was travelling in, and also seized another car, a Perodua Myvi, with the other suspect at the wheel,” he told a media conference here today.
Mohmad said both the suspects, who were unemployed, had no previous record and tested negative for drug.
They are in remand for a week since yesterday for investigation under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act for drug trafficking and face the death sentence if found guilty, he added.
In another development, Mohmad said the Bukit Aman Narcotic Criminal Investigation Department had seized more than one tonne of cannabis, worth RM3.4 million between January and March 15 this year.
“We also seized various types of drugs, worth RM50.16 million, during the same period and arrested 35,116 people for various drug-related offences,” he added. – BERNAMA