Mar­ried cou­ples held for drugs of­fence

The Star Malaysia - - Nation -

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

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