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SIBU, Oct 15: An unemployed man has been arrested for allegedly trafficking 198.26g of drugs yesterday.
Speaking at a press conference today, Sibu district police chief, Supt Collin Babat said at about 10.30am, a team of police officers detained the 39-year-old suspect at a house at Jalan Medan as it was believed that he was involved in drug trafficking activities in town.
“Following an inspection of the car porch of the house, the team found a black plastic bag containing ecstasy pills weighing a total of 198.26g with a street value of RM6,650,” he said.
He said a car worth RM15,000 was also seized from the suspect.
“The suspect has been remanded for six days until Oct 21 for an investigation under the Dangerous Drug Act 1952,” he said.
Meanwhile, he advised eatery operators and members of the public to continue adhering to the standard operating procedures which are still in force.
Supt Collin said some operators had been questioning why they were also compounded when their customers were caught not following the SOPs such as the table limit rule.
“Eatery operators must ensure that their customers adhere to the SOPs when they dine-in at their premises. So when customers are found violating the SOPs, the operators will also be compounded,” he said.
On public confusion on children below 12-years-old being at public places, he said they are not encouraged to do so.
“Children under the age of 12 can only be at public places, including at eateries, provided that they are accompanied by their parents,” he explained. — DayakDaily