In three swoops, Perak police nab 3 men, seize drugs worth RM127,681

Farah Suhaidah Othman

IPOH: Police have detained three men, suspected to be involved in drug trafficking activities, in three raids conducted around the city and Batu Gajah, from Friday to Sunday.

Perak Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department assistant commissioner VR Ravi Chandran said the crackdown also include seizure of a consignment of drugs worth RM127,681.

In the first raid at a shophouse in Pusing, Batu Gajah, at 10.40pm on Friday, police detained a 55-year-old night market trader and seized nine plastic packets of drugs, believed to be heroin, from him.

The drugs, weighing 3.8 kilograms, are said to be worth about RM116,340.

"In the second raid the following day, the team, assisted by the patrol unit, stopped a Proton Saga at Taman Desa Aman area here at 11.30pm.

“Upon inspection, the team found 80 plastic packages containing ecstasy powder weighing 821 grams,

"The 32-year-old driver was later detained for questioning."

Ravi said the third raid was conducted at the shophouse in Canning Estate, at 1am on Sunday.

"We arrested a 41-year-old man and seized 30 aluminium foils containing different types of Eramin 5 pills worth about RM4,500.

"The suspect's Proton Iswara was also seized," he said.

Ravi said all the suspects have been remanded for seven days to facilitate investigations, under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

Meanwhile, Ravi said the state police have seized various types of drugs worth RM788,763 in the state since January. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd