POLICE arrested three Bangladeshi farm workers following the discovery of a 40cm-tall ganja plant in a polybag at their kongsi house (temporary workers’ quarters) compound in Lojing, Gua Musang on Tuesday.
Kelantan acting police chief Muhamad Zaki Harun said the suspects, aged 23 to 34, were nabbed by a police team under Op Tapis.
“Upon interrogation, police also found 5.3g of dried ganja leaves hidden in a folded piece of newspaper,” he told reporters in Pasir Mas today.
Zaki said the three Bangladeshi men, who tested positive for drugs, have been remanded for seven days until next Monday.,
“The case is being investigated under sections 12(2), 6 and 6B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952,” he said.
In a separate development, Zaki said police successfully seized two tonnes of ketum leaves after detaining a lorry driven by a 49-year-old man at the Jalan Gerik-Jeli roadblock at 5.52am yesterday.
“Upon inspecting, police found black plastic bags containing 2,030kg of ketum leaves, worth RM60,000. Further investigations are ongoing to find out where the leaves were being delivered to,” he said.
The case is being investigated under section 30(3) of the Poisons Act 1952. – Bernama, July 7, 2022.