The drugs, comprising several packets of methamphetamine and cannabis were seized about 4.30pm yesterday, during a raid at a house in Kampung Darau.
The drugs were found in a sling bag and waist pouch worn by one of the suspects.
Besut police deputy chief DSP Kamsani Hasan said the suspects aged between 15 and 45, were detained under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction.
“The man attempted to escape from the raiding party but was nabbed while his children were picked up while they were asleep,” he told a press conference here today.
“The man and one of his children tested positive for drugs during a urine test,” he said.
He said the police seized RM10,100, believed to be proceeds from the sale of drugs, motorcycle and a Proton Wira Aeroback to facilitate investigations.