Married couples held for drugs offence
SUNGAI PETANI: Two married couples were among five people detained with about 6kg of drugs worth RM175,000 in three raids.
The raids were conducted at their respective homes at a housing area in Gurun on Wednesday.
Kedah Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department chief Supt Helmi Aris said the first pair of husband and wife, aged 34 and 41, were picked up by a team from the Sik district police headquarters after they discovered 5.4kg of what was believed to be heroin.
They also seized 670g of syabu in the 7.15am raid.
“The police found the drugs in a black bag on the floor. They also seized RM11,150 in cash,” Supt Helmi told a press conference at the Kuala Muda district police head- quarters here yesterday.
He said the couple tested positive for drugs while the male suspect had three records for substance abuse.
In the second raid, police detained a 39-year-old man and seized 22g of what was believed to be heroin and one gramme of syabu at 8.30am, he said.
Supt Helmi said the man also tested positive for drugs.
As for the third raid, he said police picked up a newly-married couple and seized 48g of what was believed to be heroin as well as two grammes of syabu at another house at 9.20am.
“The police also confiscated RM2,600 in cash. The urine tests revealed that only the husband tested positive for drugs,” he said, adding that the man had a criminal record for a drug-related offence.
Supt Helmi said police also impounded two cars and two motorcycles.
The arrests and seizures came following tip-offs from the public, he said, adding that all five suspects knew each other.
Supt Helmi also said the suspects were believed to be from the same syndicate and had been distributing the drugs in Sik, Gurun and Pendang over the past couple of months.
“We believe that the woman who tested positive for drugs had been involved (in drug trafficking) with her husband. We are still investigating whether the second female suspect had also been involved,” he said.
Supt Helmi said all of them had been remanded for seven days to facilitate investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act. — Bernama
The police also confiscated RM2,600 in cash. The urine tests revealed that only the husband tested p positive for drugs. Supt Helmi Aris