Nine drug addicts, pushers arrested in Papar

PAPAR: Police arrested nine drug addicts, including three drug pushers, during two operations in Kinarut and Papar early yesterday morning.

District police chief DSP Ladamah Hj Sulaiman said the operations were carried out under ‘Ops Sarang’ at Taman Rose Garden in Kinarut and Kampung Laut Papar, here around midnight on Dec 7.

Nine men were detained for drug abuse after their urine tested positive for drugs.

Three of the suspected drug addicts were also remanded further for their involvement as drug pushers.

The suspects were remanded for investigation under Section 15(1) (a) and Section 39A(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, he said.

Meanwhile, Ladamah said ‘Ops Sarang’ was a police initiative in combating drug activities around the two districts.

He also thanked the public for their continuous cooperation with the police.

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