KUCHING, Dec 13: Five men and one woman were detained by the Kuching District Police Headquarters Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (BSJND) in three separate arrests for suspected involvement in drugs.
Kuching district police chief Supt Merbin Lisa, in a statement today, said the arrests were made on Dec 6- 7 and Dec 12 here involving six individuals, aged between 21 to 35 years, and a total of 86.46 grams of methamphetamine, worth RM8,546 were seized.
“The first arrest which was made on Dec 6, involved a 35-year-old man, in MM Mart, Lorong Bayor Bukit 2, in Tabuan Jaya, where police also confiscated one packet of syabu weighing 6.54 grams, worth RM654.
“The suspect was found to have two previous records on drug offences, and also tested positive for methamphetamine during an initial urine test conducted by the police. The case is being investigated under Section 39A(1) and Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952,” he said.
For the second case, Merbin revealed, two men, aged 24 and 31 years, were arrested on Dec 7, by the road side along Lorong Pedidi 4, in Petra Jaya, where 26 packets of syabu weighing 73.72 grams, valued at RM7372, were seized.
“The suspects were found to be positive for methamphetamine and have one previous record involving drug offences each. Police also confiscated a sedan car with the value of RM39,000 during the arrest and the case is being investigated under Section 39B, Section 39A(1) and Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952,” he said.
While for the third case, Merbin said that two men, aged 21 and 31 years, and one woman, 26, were arrested on Dec 12, in Lorong Bintawa 1, in Bintawa Village where one packet of syabu weighing 5.20 grams and worth RM520, were confiscated.
“All three individuals were tested positive for methamphetamine during an initial urine test conducted, and the two male suspects were found to have one previous record on drug offences.
“All of the suspects are currently remanded for five days to assist in the investigation, and the case is being investigated under Section 39A(1) and Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952,” he added.
Merbin noted, police investigations on all of the arrested individuals are still ongoing to find out the sources of drugs, including to identify and track down the traffickers.
“The Kuching IPD police would like to thank the members of the public and the community for their cooperation in providing information which successfully led to the arrest.
“The public can continue to channel any information about drug issues in their respective areas to enable the police to take immediate action. The identity of the informant will be kept confidential,” he said. — DayakDaily