: Five Rohingya refugees were arrested for drug trafficking in Sungai Petani and Kulim here today.
Kedah Chief Police, Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan said the suspects were arrested during police ambushes in Bandar Utama, Sungai Petani and a petrol station in Lunas near Kulim.
The first arrest was made during a raid in Sungai Petani, where three suspects including a woman, had been detained while she was allegedly packaging the drugs.
Police confiscated 3,450 psychotropic pills, 800 types of methamphetamine pills and 5.41 gram of syabu and jewellery worth RM4,500.
Following the arrest, officers from the Narcotics Department of Kedah Police headquarters launched another ambush at petrol station in Lunas.
Abdul Jalil explained that the police had to search a X-Trail Nissan and arrested a man and a woman believed to be Rohingya refugees who are believed to be drug dealers in Kulim.
Police seized 9,030 psychotropic pills, 58 methamphetamine pills and RM25,000.
“The situation is very intense especially when it comes to Myanmar issue as we are focusing on the Myanmar issue, they come here to become drug dealers.
“They should come here to earn a living and not become dealers, so they are an utter disgrace to their homeland,” he told reporters at a press conference here today.
He said, investigations on the five suspects, aged between 25 and 42, revealed that they are illegals and holders of fake UNHCR cards.
The suspects have been remanded for five days starting today. The case is being investigated under Section 29.