LAST_UPDATEMon, 23 Jul 2018 7pm

This Newlywed Couple Hid 24kg Of Weed Inside Their Wedding Gifts

Abdul Wahib Musa (center) and his officers showing the confiscated weed in Batu Pahat police headquarters. Photo: Utusan MalaysiaAbdul Wahib Musa (center) and his officers showing the confiscated weed in Batu Pahat police headquarters. Photo: Utusan Malaysia

BATU PAHAT – Police arrested a newlywed couple after they discovered 23.7 kilograms of packed weed worth RM72,000 in their residence at Sungai Dulang Darat Rengit on Monday.

The 26-year-old and 24-year-old husband and wife pair hid 24 packs of weed inside three boxes which were stashed with their wedding gifts.

Batu Pahat district police chief Assistant Commissioner Abdul Wahib Musa said the couple was married on October and held their reception ceremony last week at the husband’s residence.

Besides them, two other suspects who were the husband’s younger sister and cousin were also detained to assist in the investigation.

“The husband is the prime suspect and head of the Geng Doyok syndicate which is active in distributing weed since seven months ago in this district and Pontian.

“Further investigation inside the bride’s room revealed 24 packs of weed wrapped in clear plastic which weighed 23.7 kilograms and worth RM72,000.

“Urine tests of both male suspects, the groom and his cousin, showed positive on drugs, however none of the four suspects have previous criminal records.

“The police also confiscated a Proton Wira and RM300 in cash belonging to the prime suspect. We are looking for the accounts of all suspects for further action,” he told Berita Harian.

All suspects are under remand for one week until Monday. The case is being investigated under Section 39B of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which could result in mandatory capital punishment if found guilty.

Abdul Wahib said the weed is believed to be smuggled from Thailand for distribution in this country. The police has conducted a stake-out for five months before raiding the suspect’s residence, which acts as a collection centre for drugs before being distributed to addicts.

The arrest of the four suspects and confiscation of the 23.7 kilograms of weed are among Batu Pahat police’s biggest achievements this year.
-- mD