By Brad Rantayy
MIRI, June 19: A married couple believed to be ‘tokan’ (drug dealers) have been detained during an operation held on Friday morning (June 19).
According to district police chief Supt Abang Zainal Abidin Abang Ahmad, the wife, aged 41, was first taken into police custody after they found 5.03grammes of syabu inside her car at Tasik Mas parking lot at 9.05am.
The seized drugs are valued at RM750.
“Upon inspection inside her car, our team had found five translucent packets and 12 straw tube segments containing substances believed to be methamphetamine,” said Supt Abang Zainal.
She is being detained under Section 39A(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
Following the arrest, police, later on, picked up her 29-year-old husband in Batu Niah for questioning around 11.45am.
“Urine test conducted on the husband, turned out to be positive for Amphetamine and Methamphetamine,” disclosed Abang Zainal.
The offence is framed under Section Section 15(1)(a)of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
The husband revealed that he purchased the drug supply from a man known as ‘Abang Daim’ from Kampung Limpaku once a week.
Both husband and his wife are currently being detained at Limbang Narcotic Crime Investigation office for questioning.
Neither have previous records of drug-related offences.—DayakDaily