Bintulu police seize RM88,000 in drugs, arrest local man for drug trafficking

Zulkipli (centre) showing the seized drugs to reporters during a press conference at Bintulu Police Headquarters.

By Brad Rantayy

BINTULU, Feb 14: Police seized a total of 3.414kg in ketamine and Ecstasy estimated to be worth RM88,000 and arrested a local man during a raid last night at a house in Pearl Garden here.

According to Bintulu Police chief Supt Zulkipli Suhaili in a press conference today, the 41-year-old trader was detained by a team of police personnel from Bintulu Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) for his alleged involvement in drug trafficking activities.

During the operation which was conducted starting at 8pm, the NCID Bintulu IPD team led by ASP Muning Jakung raided the house.

“Further checks on the house has led the police to the discovery of 3.414kg of suspicious powder believed to be ketamine and Ecstasy valued at RM88,000,” Zulkipli said.

In a search of the suspect’s car, the police also discovered cash amounting to RM6,170.

Zulkipli said that the suspected drugs were wrapped and concealed inside separate transparent plastic bags.

Police believe that the seized drugs were intended for local distribution.

Preliminary investigations also revealed that the suspect had a previous criminal record under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 dating back to 2015.

The suspect tested positive for ketamine and is currently remanded for seven days to assist in the police probe under Section 39B and Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

Also present at the press conference was Muning who is also the Bintulu NCID chief. — DayakDaily