2 OKU among 41 arrested for drug offences

Some of the suspects who were arrested during “Ops Perdana” in Miri.

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MIRI, Oct 31: Two people with disabilities (OKU) and one woman were among 41 people arrested by the National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) Miri branch during “Ops Perdana”.

According to Miri AADK chief Mazlan Jikran, the two OKU aged 18 and 27 tested positive for methamphetamine (syabu).

“Initially, the family of both suspects denied that the two OKU were involved in drugs, but later agreed after an initial urine test result returned positive.

“Apart from that, the AADK enforcement also surprised one of the drug addicts trying to escape with a gas tank, with the intention to sell it, when the family members were sleeping,” according to Mazlan in a statement today.

He also noted that out of the 51 suspects who had undergone an initial urine test, 41 of them aged between 16 to 50 tested positive for methamphetamine.

All those arrested are being investigated under Section 3 of the Drug Dependants (Treatment and Rehabilitation) Act 1983.

“Ops Perdana” was a joint-operation with the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) and the Resident Committee (JKP), from October 25 until October 28. It was conducted in Tudan, Senadin, Permyjaya, Pujut Adong, Pujut Padang Kerbau, Kampung Wireless, and also Taman Tunku in Miri.

The operation was also extended to Subis district from October 28 until October 30, involving Simpang Bekenu Lama, Kampung Subak and also Suai Niah area. — DayakDaily