Thursday, October 24

Drug traffickers collared by police, found hoarding variety of drugs

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The drugs that were seized by the police.

MIRI: The State Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) have crippled a drug trafficking ring after raiding a house in Taman Pelita here yesterday night.

State NCID head Supt Sahar Abdul Latif said following the raid conducted at around 10.15pm following a public tip-off and intelligence gathering, police arrested two suspects and seized 42.33 grammes of a crystal-like substance believed to be syabu (methamphetamine), 22 pills of various colors believed to be the drug ‘ecstasy’ weighing 7.33 grammes, one packet of green powder believed to be ‘ecstasy’ (0.8g), and two cigarette sticks believed to contain a mixture of ganja leaves and tobacco (1.38g) from the suspects.

In a press statement today (May 16), Sahar said the 36-year-old man and 32-year-old woman were arrested in their car.

According to him, as a result of an interrogation, the male suspect handed over a handbag belonging to the woman containing eight transparent plastic packets containing chunks of a crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine weighing 8.04 grammes inside.

Upon further examination by the team in the bedroom of the house, police found more drugs, with the total seizure of drugs worth RM7,690.

Sahar said both suspects would be investigated under Section 39A(2), Section 39A(1), Section 6 and Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. If convicted, they could face life in prison, or a term not less than five years, and whipped not less than 10 strokes.

Sahar also revealed that both suspects did not have a past criminal records. They tested positive for methamphetamines and amphetamines after they were brought in to the NCID office here for further action.