Perak scores biggest drug bust in 5 years, RM3.6 mil in amphetamines seized


IPOH: Police here arrested two men and seized 20.3kg of amphetamines (known locally as ‘pil kuda’ or ‘yaba’) worth RM3.6 million during a raid at a Felda estate in Sungkai, on Apr 11.

The haul is believed to be the state’s largest in five years.

Perak acting police chief Datuk Hasnan Hassan said his officers had acted on a tip-off and raided a house in Sungkai at about 2am.

"During the raid, police found about 20.3 kg, or 180,000 pills of synthetic drugs in 100 packs, believed to be 'pil kuda', and 8.70 grammes of drugs believed to be methamphetamine. The street value of the raided drugs RM3.6 million.

"The men, aged 35 and 36, tested positive for amphetamines," he said, adding that the case is being investigated under Section 39B.

Hasnan was speaking to reporters at a press conference at the Police Contingent Headquarters here, today.

The suspects were remanded for seven days, from Apr 11 until Apr 17, to assist in investigations.