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Perak cops arrest 3 people for possession of drugs in separate raids

IPOH: Police arrested three people, including a married couple, for possession of drugs worth RM103,362 in separate operations in Manjung and Kampar yesterday.

Perak police chief Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said in the first raid at 12.05am yesterday, police detained a couple aged 28 and 29 at their home in Sitiawan, Manjung.

Upon checks, police found 7.04kg of heroin and 3.06kg of ganja worth RM64,570, he said.

"Police also seized equipment believed to be used to pack the drugs, some jewellery and a car. A urine test on the couple came back negative for drug and they had no criminal records.

"The duo is believed to have been active since early this year and drugs seized were meant for the local market and could be used by 15,600 addicts," he said in a statement today.

In the second raid, Yusri said police arrested a 36-year-old man at Desa Lawan Kuda in Kampar at 12.30am yesterday.

"Upon searching the house, police seized 2.7kg of ecstasy powder, 1.68kg of caffeine, 22g of methamphetamine, 21g of heroin, 11 Erimin-5 pills and 15 ecstasy pills worth RM38,792.

"Police also seized equipment believed to be used to process and pack the drugs," he said, adding that the man tested positive for methamphetamine and had a previous criminal record involving the trafficking of drugs.

Yusri said initial investigation revealed the man was believed to be involved in the distribution of drugs for a month.

"The drugs were meant for the local market and could be supplied to 6,700 addicts," he said.

He said the trio was remanded for a week until June 10 to facilitate investigations. The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

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