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Malaysian police seize yaba pills worth over MYR2.5M in Kelantan

KOTA BHARU (BERNAMA) – Police nabbed an unemployed man along with 234,000 yaba pills worth more than MYR2.5 million in Pasir Mas, Kelantan last Saturday.

Kelantan police chief Datuk Muhamad Zaki Harun said the 26-year-old suspect was arrested by a team from the state Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (JSJN).

“During the raid, the suspect was outside a Proton Perdana parked in the parking lot of a supermarket near Bandar Baru Pasir Mas.

“An inspection on the car’s boot found four white sacks containing the said yaba pills,” he told a press conference at the Kelantan Police Contingent headquarters yesterday.

He added the suspect did not have any previous criminal record, and the drugs were believed to have been brought in from a neighbouring country.

He said the seized drugs, if successfully distributed, could be used by 234,000 addicts.

“The suspect has been remanded for seven days until September 30, and further investigations are being carried out to determine if the suspect is involved with any group,” he said.

Meanwhile, Muhamad Zaki said a total of 620 individuals including 26 foreigners were arrested during Op Tapis conducted by the Kelantan JSJN from September 13 to 26.

He added that during the operation, various types of drugs worth MYR2.7 million and property worth MYR121,114 were confiscated.


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