436 individuals arrested for drugs-related offences in October

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KUCHING, Nov 9: Police have arrested a total of 436 people throughout Sarawak last month for various offences involving drugs.

According to Sarawak Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) chief, Supt Hasnir Abdul Hamid, 40 were people were arrested under the supply category, 130 under the ownership category, 266 under positive urine category, while 12 were arrested for distribution under the Dangerous Drugs (Preventive Measures) 1985.

“In October, two special operations were conducted throughout Malaysia namely ‘Ops Warrant’ and ‘Ops Damn Tokan’. For ‘Ops Warrant’, it was conducted by NCID Sarawak on April 10 and Oct 18, whereby 37 people were arrested for various narcotic offences.

“For ‘Ops Damn Tokan’ on Oct 29, a total of seven people were arrested under the supply category, 14 under ownership category, two positive urine category and 12 under the Dangerous Drugs (Special Prevention Measures) Act 1985,” he said in a statement.

Hasnir attributed the success to the high effort and commitment by the narcotics team and cooperation from members of the public in disseminating information and tip-off on drug abuse activities.

He added that the police, in particular the NCID, have been working hard to curb drug trafficking in every corner of Sarawak.

Various proactive measures have been taken to detect these syndicates and individuals actively engaging in drug trafficking activities through their professional investigation and intelligence. — DayakDaily