Seven individuals, including a couple and five foreigners, believed to be drug pushers, were nabbed in two separate busts in Kuantan, Pahang yesterday.
According to Kuantan deputy police chief, Superintendent Aziz Ahmad the suspects were believed to be selling drugs to fishermen along the state’s coastline.
Aziz said in the first arrest a 53-year-old man and his 32-year-old girlfriend, were held after the duo were spotted acting suspiciously at Jalan Seri Kemunting Dua in Kuantan at 12.45pm.
Police then raided the male suspect’s house at Jalan Wong Ah Jang and found 12 packets of heroin, weighing 380 grammes, which were estimated to be worth 25 thousand ringgit.
It was believed that the couple had been selling drugs since early this year.
In another operation, four Myanmar nationals and a Thai, were apprehended during a raid at a house in Kampung Jawa, Kuantan.
Authorities also discovered 18.36 grammes of heroin worth two thousand 500 ringgit at the premises.
The suspects, who are fishermen, were believed to be involved in the illicit trade since three months ago and had obtained the drugs from Thailand.
All those detained had been remanded for a week to facilitate investigations.
The cases are being investigated under the Dangerous Drugs Act, which provides a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.