Monday, May 27

Drug sales through use of smartphone and GPS


Ramli (centre), Razarudin (left) and Fadzil with the seized drugs.

KOTA KINABALU: New technology believed to have allowed drug pushers to interact with potential buyers without drawing any suspicious activity, thus eliminating the ‘face-to-face’ interaction.

By using smartphone and GPS, drug pushers are able to provide the location where the drugs have been placed, at a chosen location, after payments have been received from their buyers.

This new ‘sales and purchase’ activity was however discovered by after a couple was detained by police at a condominium at Jalan Nosoob in Penampang on May 16.

State Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din said the man was initially detained by narcotic police at a parking lot at Hing Condominium, Jalan Nosoob around 11.15pm.

“Police found a black plastic bag that contained four packets believed to be Methamphetanine inside the pocket of the suspect’s trousers.

“Following the arrest and interrogation, the suspect then led police to his home where police again found 105 packets of Methamphetanine, two plastic packets of Ketamine drugs and 188 Ecstasy pills,” he told a press conference at the state police headquarters in Kepayan today.