Terengganu cops nab two, seize over 7kg of Yaba pills

KUALA TERENGGANU: Police have seized over 7kg of Yaba pills worth RM385,330 during two raids in Jerteh, Besut, near here.

Terengganu police chief Datuk Mazli Mazlan said operations were conducted between 9pm and midnight on Wednesday (Nov 29), where police arrested two men aged 19 and 31, believed to be members of a drug trafficking syndicate.

“A team of police from the Terengganu Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department conducted two raids at the same location on the Kampung Kubang Depu road in Jerteh.

“In the first raid, police seized 1,760g of Yaba pills valued at RM93,500, while in the second raid, 5,335g of the same pills worth RM291,500 were confiscated,” he told a press conference here on Sunday (Dec 3).

Mazli said police also seized a car and a motorcycle.

“It is believed the drugs were obtained from a neighbouring country. The suspects have been remanded until Dec 6 for investigations under Section 39B and Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act,” he said.

Mazli said police had smashed seven syndicates and arrested 18 individuals involved in drug trafficking in the state this year.

Yaba pills comprised the bulk of drugs seized at 16,408g, followed by marijuana (5,000g), methamphetamine (2,451g) and Eramin 5 (58.89g).

He added that 1,106 people were arrested for supplying drugs, 2,147 for drug possession, 6,041 tested positive for drugs, while 964 addicts were charged under Section 39C of the Dangerous Drugs Act over the same period. – Bernama