Road mishap results in police finding drugs worth RM584,958
Posted on July 24, 2012, Tuesday
MELAKA: A road mishap led police to the discovery of various types of drugs worth RM584,958, believed to be for distribution here.
Melaka Narcotics CID head, Supt Md Azmi Othman said the distribution activity was uncovered after a motorist rammed the back of a lorry near the Hicom Junction in Alor Gajah at 7.15am, on July 18.
He said the motorist, 36, acted suspiciously by holding on tightly to two bags despite being in pain from his injuries. Anti-narcotics personnel rushed to the Alor Gajah Hospital where the man was being treated.
“They found 500 grammes of drugs believed to be Syabu worth RM201,758 in one bag and a laptop, a cellphone and RM980 in cash in the other,” he told reporters at a press conference at the Melaka Police Contingent Headquarters, here, yesterday.
Md Azmi said the man, who had five previous criminal records, was also found positive on drugs.
He said the man was then sent to the Melaka Hospital for further treatment and police detained his girlfriend, 30, who visited him at 11am on the same day.
He said police found a bundle of keys on the woman before she took them to a house in Semabok, here, which was rented by the man since last year.
Police found 4,600 ecstacy pills weighing 1,580 grammes and two plastic packets containing drugs believd to be Ketamin weighing 2,106 grammes, worth a total of RM383,200, and drug processing equipment,” he said.
He said police also seized a car and RM3,110 in cash from the woman. — Bernama