Four could face death sentence for drug possession

SIBU: Three local men and a woman might face the death penalty or life imprisonment after being found in possession of drugs.All the suspects, aged 20 to 50s, were arrested after a team of policemen raided a rented room in Hua Kiew Road here recently.

Acting on a public tip-off, the police seized undisclosed amounts of Syabu, Ecstasy pill, ketamine and ganja from the suspects.

It was believed that the room was rented by a 50-something suspect who had been detained for a similar offence.

The suspect had twice been under detention at Simpang Renggam in Johor Bahru.

All the suspects, who are not related to each other, are being remanded to assist in the investigation.

In an unrelated case, jealousy cost a 16-year-old boy multiple injuries.

Besides injuring him on his face, hands and knees, the group of six men also took his mobile phone and a helmet.

The incident happened in Kampung Sentosa here while the victim was walking with a female friend at 10pm on Saturday.

One of the six men was apparently the boyfriend of the girl.

The victim was sent to Sibu Hospital where he received outpatient treatment.

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