Drugs worth RM4.3 million seized in three raids in Kelantan

Nor Fazlina Abdul Rahim

KOTA BHARU: The Federal Police, with the cooperation of Kelantan police, seized various drugs worth RM4.3 million in raids conducted simultaneously at three locations on Sunday. Police also arrested three men aged between 30 and 34 during the operation carried out in Kampung Derdak Limbat (two separate locations) and Kampung Kepas Jalan Banggol Jerih, Pasir Mas between 3.55am and 4.10am. The raids were conducted by a team from the Federal Police Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department and state police headquarters after a month-long intelligence gathering following a public tip-off. State police chief Datuk Hasanuddin Hassan said the first raid at Kampung Derdak Limbat led to the seizure of 80.7kg syabu that had been packed, 5,700 eramin 5 pills, 2,000 yaba tablets dan 167 ecstasy. “In the second raid in Kampung Kepas, Jalan Banggol Jerih in Pasir Mas, a 30-year-old man was arrested and 467gramme of syabu was confiscated. “There was however no seizure at the third raid which saw the arrest of a 34-year-old man in Kampung Derdak Limbat. “We also confiscated Perodua Myvi and Proton Satria, a motorcycle and RM5,900 cash with a total estimated value of RM65,000,” he said in a Press conference here today. Hasanuddin said investigation revealed the trio was from the same syndicate and had been active since a few months ago. “Our investigation found that the drug supply was believed to be obtained from a neighbouring country and to be marketed in Kelantan and the Klang Valley. “Based on the sheer size of seizure, the substance could supply over 412,000 people. “Further investigation is being carried out locate the syndicate leader and to identify whether it has a network with an international syndicate,” he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries a mandatory death penalty. Also present was Federal Police NCID deputy director Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd