Kemaman – Seven men who were high on drugs and believed to be the snatch thefts suspects were detained while they were in bushes behind a school in Jalan Air Putih, near Chukai, on Wednesday.
According to a source, the police team raided the scene following a public tip-off at 1.30pm.
The suspects aged between 16 and 27, were high on drugs during the incident and tried to escape the police team, however, they have been
cornered and detained at the scene.
“Five motorcycles were seized and initial investigations revealed, two were used in snatch thefts activities, while 13 stimulant pills also found and seized from them, ” he said.
The suspects from the same area were being held under Section 379 of the Penal Code for thefts and Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drug At 1952 for possessing drugs,” he said.