The couple, both with no previous record, is believed to have been active in drug trafficking for the past three months
IPOH â The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) arrested a married couple in separate raids around Ipoh city on suspicion of drug trafficking and seized drugs worth RM2 million last Thursday (21 July).
According to Bernama, Perak police chief Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the 34-year-old local man was detained at a food court in Jalan Raja Musa Mahadi. At the same time, his wife, a Vietnamese, aged 38, was nabbed along the road at Panorama Lapangan Perdana at about 4.40 pm.
He said police conducted a check on a case belonging to the male suspect and found 10 plastic packages containing methamphetamine.
âFurther checks on another car at a parking lot of an apartment found 10 plastic packages containing the same drug.
âPolice also seized a branded watch, an anklet, a ring and a bracelet, all estimated to be worth RM83,315,” the National News Agency quoted Mior saying at a press conference Monday (25 July).
Mior said the man, who works at a mirror and aluminium shop, tested positive for methamphetamine, while his wife’s drug test returned negative.
The couple, both with no previous record, is believed to have been active in drug trafficking for the past three months.
They are in remand for a week from last Friday until Thursday under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
Mior attributed this success to the close cooperation between the community and enforcement agencies and said that the police would continue to intensify efforts to curb drug addiction, smuggling, and trafficking from time to time.