PADANG BESAR: A husband and wife who are believed to be drug traffickers and part of the “Wa Syndicate” were arrested after police found drugs buried near their home here.
Padang Besar District Police Chief Superintendent Saifudin Aslin Abbas said police seized 4.17 kg of syabu and ganja worth RM84,191 and arrested four suspects in three separate raids .
“A local woman was arrested on August 16 following intelligence gathered by the district police headquarters, Narcotics CID (NCID) with the assistance of the Perlis NCID since July,” he told reporters. Sunday August 22.
“The 21-year-old woman, who is the union mastermind wife, was detained outside a stall here.
“She handed over a plastic container with allegedly syabu crystals weighing 52.72g during an inspection at 12:15 pm,” he said.
He said information obtained during the arrest led to the second raid at 2:45 p.m. the next day (August 17) at a house here.
“Police caught two suspects, a 35-year-old Thai man who was the brain, and a 27-year-old resident.
“Syabu weighing 2.149 kg and 1.972 kg of ganja kept in a cloth bag were found buried near the suspects’ house during an inspection,” he said, adding that both had tested positive on the methamphetamine.
In the third raid at 9 p.m. on Friday August 20, he said police caught another suspect, a 20-year-old Thai man, who tested positive for methamphetamine in an unnumbered house here.
Saifudin said police also seized a car worth around RM40,000 under the Dangerous Drugs (Forfeiture of Property) Act of 1988.
He said all suspects had been arrested and were under investigation under section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and section 15 (1) (a) of the same. law.
A check also revealed that two suspects arrested in the second raid had a history of drug and criminal offenses, he added. – Bernama