AWOL soldier among three men arrested for drug abuse

Drugs seized from a house at Kampung Sibuluh.

BAU, Nov 13: A soldier believed to have gone absent without leave (AWOL) from an army camp in Kuala Lumpur was among three men arrested by the police for alleged drug abuse.

The 33-year-old military personnel, who also has criminal record, was arrested in a house at Kampung Serasot at 6.35am today.

Earlier, acting on public tip-off, a team from Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) arrested a 31-year-old unemployed man in Kampung Blimbing at 5.45am.

Although no drugs were found in both premises, the men were tested positive for amphetamine and methamphetamine.

They were subsequently arrested under Section 15(1)(a) of Dangerous Drug Act 1952, which carries a maximum fine of RM5,000 or imprisonment of not more than two years and under supervision of not more than three years, if convicted.


The ‘runaway’ soldier.

About an hour later, police raided another house at Kampung Sibuluh, where they discovered 49 grammes of methamphetamine powder in a room of a 18-year-old teenager.

The jobless youth’s urine test was also positive for amphetamine and methamphetamine.

He was arrested under Section 39A(2) of the same Act, which carries life imprisonment and not less than 10 strokes of the rotan if convicted. — DayakDaily