KUCHING, January 12: Lady Luck was not smiling on a couple who started selling drugs just few months ago, after they were busted by the police yesterday.
The state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) also seized several types of drugs valued at about RM194,976 from them.
Labeled the seized drugs as the first and largest haul this year, Kuching district police chief ACP Abang Ahmad Abang Julai said the team arrested a 45-year-old local Chinese man, who was apparently waiting in his car, at his apartment carpark, at Jalan Usaha, Muara Tabuan.
In the 4pm raid, the suspect voluntarily surrendered a black bag containing 2.10 grammes of syabu, and 100 Erimin 5 pills.
“The suspect also admitted to keeping some drugs in his apartment. Inside the apartment, police found one paper bag with 163 transparent plastic packets containing 611.79 grammes of a crystalline substance believed to be syabu. They also found 140 Ecstacy pills (50.18 grammes) and 650 Erimin 5 pills (180.63 grammes),” Abang Ahmad said.
The suspect’s wife, a 40-year-old Indonesian national was also arrested in the apartment.
Police also confiscated RM2,000 cash and a white Toyota Vios
“The suspect said he just started this drug business very recently, towards the end of 2017 and he is doing it on a solo basis. We are still investigating such claims as we believe he has to have a local supplier to obtain such an amount of drugs.”
Abang Ahmad said the illicit drugs would supply about 500 addicts, adding that the two suspects have been remanded for seven days.
The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries the death penalty upon conviction.
They are also being investigated under Section 39A (1) of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952 and Section 15(1)(a) of the same act. — DayakDaily