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Man caught in Kuching condo parking lot with 1.5kg of powdered ecstasy

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Photo shows the packets of ecstasy powder seized from the suspect.

KUCHING (June 18): Police arrested a 35-year-old man in the parking lot of a condominium here around 6pm yesterday (June 17) for drug-related activities.

In a statement today, Kuching police chief ACP Ahsmon Bajah said checks on the suspect’s car found packets of powdered ecstasy weighing 1.5kg.

“The ecstasy is estimated to be worth RM24,500,” said Ahsmon adding that police also seized RM1,116 from the suspect.

The arrest was made by the district’s Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department following a tipoff.

The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for drug trafficking.

The Section provides for the death penalty or life imprisonment with at least 15 strokes of the rotan.