4 nabbed in drug bust in Miri, 2.5kg of drugs seized

The seized drugs.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Jan 11: More than 2.5kg of different types of drugs worth about RM120,000 were seized when police raided a condominium in Tanjong Lobang at about 2.25am today.

Four suspects were arrested in the drug bust — two local males, a local woman and a woman from China.

The suspects are in their 20s and 40s, said Miri City police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah in a press statement, adding that the raid was launched based on a public tip-off.

He said the suspects had no previous criminal records, but they tested positive for drugs.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects have been involved in this activity for a year prior to the raid,” he said.

Lim said Miri Narcotics CID seized nine dry plants believed to be cannabis estimated to weigh 11.70g, 86 red plastic packets containing suspected ecstasy powder (1,111.18g), 17 red foil board containing 170 pills suspected to be nimetazepam (47.32g), 90 purple plastic packets believed to be ecstasy powder weighting 1,124.52g and 8 black plastic packets of powder each with ecstasy drug (about 63.00g).

This included one transparent plastic packet containing white powder suspected to be ketamine (63.71g), one transparent plastic packet containing orange powder believed to be ecstasy (MDMA) (gross weight about 60.97g), a red impulse sealer and a silver colour digital weighing tool.

The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952, which carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction. — DayakDaily