KOTA BHARU, Jan 5 — The Narcotic Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) in Kelantan seized drugs and vehicles worth about RM800,000 in three separate raids in Pasir Mas on Saturday and Sunday.
The NCID also seized a pistol and three bullets, various drugs including syabu, Eramin 5 and heroin and 13 vehicles including Audi, BMW, Volvo and high-powered Ducati and Kawasaki motorcycles in the three raids.
Kelantan police chief, Datuk Shafien Mamat said five individuals including two women, aged from 22 to 32 years, believed to be from a drug distribution network, were also detained.
‘’The activities of the group were unearthed after police detained a 22-year-old suspect during a raid on a house in Gual Nering, Pasir Mas at 11 am on January 2 (Saturday),’’ he said.
He was speaking at a media conference at the Kelantan Police Contingent Headquarters here, today.
He said the police found syabu and eramin 5 pills during the raid which were estimated to be worth RM6,560.
“In a follow up, police raided another house in the same village two hours later and detained two men, aged 24 and 32 years old.
“Further examination carried out in the house involved found various types of drugs including horse pills, Eramin 5, codeine liquid and heroin.
‘’The current value of all the drugs seized is estimated at RM114,150. Police also found a revolver with three bullets hidden in a Nissan car, “he said.
Eight vehicles were also seized including BMW, Volvo, Honda, Nissan Navara and Ducati “Streetfighter” and Kawasaki Z1000 motorcycles estimated to be worth RM419,153, he said.
Shafien said in a follow up to the second raid, the police then raided a house in Gual Periok, Pasir Mas at 10.30 am, on January 3.
He said during the raid, two women, both 25 years old, were arrested and Eramin 5 and Ecstasy pills worth RM14,700 which were found on the floor of the house were seized.
“During the raid, the police also confiscated five vehicles including Audi and Toyota cars with an estimated value of RM218,000,” he said.
All five suspects in the three raids were remanded for seven days from January 3 to 10 for further investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and Section 8 of the Firearms (Heavier Penalties) Act 1971, he added.-BERNAMA