2 Indonesian boys arrested for allegedly selling drugs in Miri

The seized drugs.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Jan 29: Two unemployed Indonesian teenagers were arrested by Miri Narcotics Investigation Department personnel in a rented house in Lambir in the wee hours today for allegedly selling drugs.

The suspects are aged 17 and 19, and they have no passports.

Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah said the duo was picked up at 4.15am, and the raiding team found a transparent plastic package containing 90 straw tubes containing crystalline substances believed to be ‘syabu’ weighing 11.30gm.

The seized drugs are estimated to be worth about RM2,200 on the street.

“The suspects are currently being detained at Miri Central Police station (CPS) to assist investigation,” said Lim in a press statement.

The preliminary investigation revealed that most of the suspects’ regular customers worked at nearby oil palm estates.

In most cases, the suspects would deliver the drugs themselves by using a motorcycle. Sometimes, their customers would come to their rented house to pick up the drugs, with each tube being sold for about RM30.

The case is being investigated under Section 39A (1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which provides for a minimum jail term of two years and whipping of not less than three strokes upon conviction. — DayakDaily