Last Thursday (29 July), 3 individuals including a grandmother and grandson were arrested by the Melaka police at a house in 2 separate raids at Taman Seri Bayu, Alor Gajah, after they were believed to be involved in drug-peddling activities.
According to Harian Metro, Melaka Narcotics chief, Supt Zulkiflee Rashid said the raid was conducted at 6 a.m. by his team from the Melaka Contingent Police Headquarters and the Narcotics Crime Investigation Division of the Alor Gajah District Police Headquarters.
He said that the 3 being arrested were aged between 21 to 65 year-old and the police has seized almost 3kg of drugs during the operation.
“In the first raid at 6 a.m., the police arrested a 31 year-old man and seized 6 transparent plastic packets believed to be containing heroin estimated to be over 500g and 18 packets of drugs weighing 2 kg, suspected to be syabu.
“All the drugs, which weigh almost 3 kilograms, are estimated to be worth over RM86,000 and are believed to be supplied to 6,200 addicts.” he said.
Following the operation, his team then went to another house in the same park at 6.45 a.m. and arrested another two suspects.
“At the second location, police arrested a 21 year-old man and his 65 year-old grandmother believed to be linked to the first suspect.” he said.
Nonetheless, Zulkiflee said that it is believed that those drugs are to be supplied to addicts in the state.
“The 2 men have previous drug and criminal records while the senior citizen has two drug records.”
“Preliminary urine screening tests found the first suspect positive for methamphetamine.” he said.
Zulkiflee said that action was taken according to the Dangerous Drugs (Forfeiture of Property) Act 1988 against all suspects, where the police has confiscated items worth over RM24,782 including motorcycles, cars and jewelery.
“All the suspects were remanded for 7 days until 5 August to assist in the investigation according to Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.” he added.
Read the statement from PDRM here: