A Malaysian couple selling cannabis cookies and cakes via Instagram were arrested by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) in a series of raids conducted under “Op Storm” in Klang Valley last Tuesday (7 September).
According to NST, Kuala Lumpur City Narcotics CID Chief, ACP Sahar Abd Latif said the police have been carrying out surveillance on the couple for a month before they conducted the raid.
He said the police have arrested a man 34 year-old man in a raid at the lobby of a residence at Jalan Pudu on 7 September, while he was carrying on 53 cakes and 25 jars of cookies laced with crack.
“The suspect then led investigators to another residency in PJ Midtown, in Jalan Kemajuan, where his 28 year-old girlfriend was picked up.” he added.
Sahar said the police have discovered even more cannabis-based cookies and cakes during the raid at PJ Midtown. They also identified the equipment used in making these cakes and cookies.
The police the seized another 131 jars of ‘magic’ cookies, 41 infused cakes, 31 litres of liquid cannabis, 8 slabs of cannabis weighing 7.8kg, portable mini ovens, a mixer and other baking utensils.
Sahar said the initial investigation found that the couple had been renting the residence since 8 months ago.
“They have been actively selling the cookies for RM100 and cakes for RM50 each, by marketing it to their close friends on Instagram.” Sahar said.
In addition, a BMW X3 and cash amounting to RM11,790 were being confiscated too.
“All the seized items are estimated to be worth RM491,089.” said Sahar.
Meanwhile, it was reported that the street value of the drugs in solid and liquid form seized are estimated to be in excess of RM200,000, reported Bernama.
The Malaysian couple had been remanded for 6 and 7 days respectively to assist with the investigations.
The male suspect was tested positive for cannabis, while the woman’s drug test returned negative.
“Both have been remanded to facilitate investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.”
Under that subsection of the law, having possessing more than 200g of cannabis is deemed to be drug trafficking and if convicted, the couple may face a death penalty sentence by hanging.