Perak's value of seized drugs quadrupled from 2016 to 2017, says state police chief

Perak police chief Datuk Hasnan Hassan in 2016, the total drugs seized had a market value of RM4.9 million, while in 2017, the amount quadrupled to RM12.4 million. ― Picture by Farhan Najib
Perak police chief Datuk Hasnan Hassan in 2016, the total drugs seized had a market value of RM4.9 million, while in 2017, the amount quadrupled to RM12.4 million. ― Picture by Farhan Najib

IPOH, Jan 12 ― Perak recorded four-fold increase in the value of drugs seized from year 2016 to 2017.

State police chief Datuk Hasnan Hassan in 2016, the total drugs seized had a market value of RM4.9 million, while in 2017, the amount quadrupled to RM12.4 million.

“It is worrying but the problem is still under control,” he said.

Speaking to reporters after witnessing the handing over of duties for Criminal Investigation Department chief, Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (Jips) (integrity) chief and Taiping district police chief here today, Hasnan said syabu was the most popular drugs seized at 104kg followed by ketamine at 1.46kg.

“As for the traditional drugs, ganja tops the list at 77kg followed by 43kg of heroin,” he said.

Hasnan, however, said Perak's crime index recorded a 13.2 per cent drop or 520 decrease in cases.

“Motorcycle theft has been the main contributor to crime index with 35.9 per cent,” he said.

He also said the Ipoh district police recorded the highest number of crime cases with 2,082 cases followed by Taiping (731 cases), Manjung (622 cases) and Hilir Perak (560 cases).

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