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Police arrest 416 individuals, seize drugs worth over RM2mln in August

KOTA BHARU, Aug 20 — Kelantan polis seized an assortment of drugs worth more than RM2 million and confiscated RM379,817 worth of property during Ops Tapis Khas from Aug 6 to 19.

Kelantan police chief Datuk Muhamad Zaki Harun said 416 individuals, aged between 16 and 65, were arrested for various offences under the 1952 Dangerous Drugs and the Poisons Acts.

He said, the biggest drug seizure of the operation involved 160,000 Yaba pills worth RM1.7 million that was seized after police arrested a Thai man, 41, in front of a house at Lorong Masjid, here on Aug 18.

“We also seized a motorcycle and a car with Thai registration plates worth RM27,500,” he said at a media conference here today.

Other major drug busts included the seizure of 15.52kg of cannabis worth RM48,112 and the arrests of two Thai men, aged 39 and 52, at Jeram Perdah in Pasir Mas on Aug 14 and a raid on a house at Kampung Batu Sebutir in Pasir Puteh on the same day that led to the arrest of four men, age between 30 and 37, and the seizure of 140 litres of ketum water, 85kg of ketum leaves and 36 litres of cough mixture worth RM3,630

— Bernama

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