Farmer nabbed for allegedly collecting drug parcels in Tebedu courier office

Aidil (centre) showing the drugs to the media during the press conference.

By Malcolm Lau

SERIAN, Sept 14: Police arrested a 50-year-old farmer on suspicion of collecting parcels containing 5,100 grammes of drugs at the courier office in Tebedu on Sept 10 this year.

Sarawak Police Commissioner, Datuk Aidil Ismail said the arrest was made at 3 pm that day when the suspect was caught outside the office.

“The drugs were delivered to Kuching Airport from Senai International Airport first and later was sent to Tebedu courier office,” he said during a press conference at Serian District Police Station here this afternoon.

“Serian district police together with personnel from Sarawak Narcotics Department arrested the suspect (outside the courier office at 3 pm),” he added.

According to Aidil, the information provided by the person who delivered the parcel in Peninsular Malaysia were fake and police were now tracking the source of the drugs.

He said a total of two parcels were believed to have been collected by the suspect.

“In the first parcel, 2,000 grammes of methamphetamine were found in two packets while 3,100 grammes of methamphetamine were found in three packets in the second parcel,” he added.

Aidil disclosed that a car, a motorcycle and a total cash of RM14,000 were confiscated as well after the suspect was arrested.

The suspect is being remanded and will be investigated under Secition 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.-DayakDaily