A car carrying ketum leaves collided with a motorcycle ridden by a mother sending her eldest child to kindergarten.
The collision killed all three motorcycle occupants.
Police discovered 150 kg of ketum leaves in the car.
A car carrying ketum leaves (kratom or Mitragyna speciose)collided with a motorcycle ridden by a mother sending her eldest child to kindergarten. Another younger child was also riding pillion at the time.
The high-speed front-end collision killed the mother Nor Zurita Shah Kadir, aged 26 and both children, Muhammad Adam Mukhriz Adnan, aged 5 and Siti Husna Qaisara, aged 4. Muhammad Adam’s kindergarten was only 3 kilometres away from home in Tanah Merah, Kelantan.
Investigators who arrived at the scene inspected the Wira Aeroback and discovered 150 kg of ketum leaves in the boot. They believed the product was on its way to be distributed in the Tanah Merah area.
Police deduced that the car had lost control while being driven at high speed, judging from the 50m-long skid marks on the road. The car then veered into the opposing lane and rammed the motorcycle. The Honda EX5 broke into two and was thrown into the bushes nearby, while all three motorcycle occupants were thrown 10m away.
The police also arrested the driver who tested positive for methamphetamine. He was a 25-year-old Thai national.
Source: Kosmo! Online