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TAMPIN, April 1 -- The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) is always committed and will focus on curbing the problem of drug abuse in Felda settlements in the country, Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department deputy director (Intelligence/Operations) DCP Zainudin Ahmad.
He said this after the completion of Op Khas Felda, the first anti-drug operation of its kind held around Felda Jelai 1 to Jelai 4, Gemas near here early this morning.
A total of 66 men, aged 19 to 68, were detained in the raid that began at 1 am till 7 am, involving 140 officers and personnel from the Bukit Aman, Negeri Sembilan police contingent headquarters and Tamping district police headquarters narcotics criminal investigation departments.
Police seized 192.27 grams (g) of heroin and 10.33 g of syabu, worth a combined RM7,762.45 and also confiscated assets with an estimated worth of RM1,400.
“Focus is placed on the high number of hardcore drug addicts and repeated offenders, especially in Felda areas.
"Our message by continuing this operation in other Felda areas around the country is to address the issue of repeated offenders and for them to be aware of the negative effects of being involved in drug abuse,” he said at a media conference here today.
Out of the 66 arrested, 16 were hardcore addicts who will be investigated under Section 39C of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, he added.