Kota Baru (The Star/ANN) - Anti-narcotics enforcers made their biggest drug haul in Kelantan state this year with the seizure of 4,092 psychotropic pills, known locally as pil kuda in Tanah Merah.
State anti-narcotics chief Superintendent Amran Ramli said the drugs were seized at a house in Kampung Ment, Bukit Panau, where two men were also detained on Friday.
Also seized in the raid were 25,400 ringgit (US$8,073) in cash, a motorcycle and a car.
The enforcers found 3,992 pills in a refrigerator and 100 more elsewhere in the house.
"The drugs had a street value of about 143,220 ringgit ($45,523)," Ramli said yesterday.
The suspects, a broiler worker aged 20 and a 21-year-old mechanic, have been remanded for questioning.
"They are being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which provides for the death sentence on conviction," Ramli said.
He said the raid was an extension of the Ops Jala 6/12 operations, adding that police had been keeping an eye on the syndicate since January.
"With the arrests, we believe we have quashed the syndicate which distributed the pills here as well as in Tanah Merah, Gua Musang, Pasir Mas."
Before the Friday haul, the anti-narcotics department nabbed three people, believed to be part of the syndicate, and seized 1,576 psychrotropic pills and 64,000 ringgit ($20,342).
The officer said police were hunting down several more syndicate members.