By Brad Rantayy
MIRI, June 30: Police yesterday evening detained a man and seized 2,039 grammes of drugs believed to be Methamphetamine and Erimin 5 pills during a raid on a house in Pujut.
The seized drugs are valued at current market price at RM89,000.
Miri Police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah said that the 35-year-old suspect was detained at 6.30pm during the raid.
“He (the suspect) was busy weighing drug stock inside one of the rooms in the house, unaware of the police’s arrival,” he added.
The suspect who is from Selayang, Selangor, is believed to be working alone in carrying out drug trafficking activities.
“He’s a ‘lone ranger’ and all these while had been working alone, including delivering drug supplies to his clients from a neighbouring country,” said Lim.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect had received drug orders via the WeChat mobile app from customers.
“In a month, he (the suspect) could earn income ranging from RM10,000 to RM15,000,” Lim said.
During the raid, the police seized 800 grammes of Methamphetamine (‘syabu’) and 1,239 grammes (4,130 pills) of Erimin 5 pills, Lim told a press conference today.
“We also seized two vehicles (a four-wheel-drive) and Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) used by the suspect and cash in Ringgit Malaysia, Brunei Dollar, and Singapore Dollar currencies (amounting at RM2,050), as well as some jewelry,” he added.
One of the seized vehicles (the 4WD) had just been purchased by the suspect last month.
Total assets seized amounted to RM255,782.
Lim disclosed the man has been involved in drug trafficking activities for the past four years since 2016.
The suspect has been brought to Miri NCID for further investigation.
“His urine test turned out positive for ‘syabu’,” Lim said.
The suspect has three previous police records related to drug offences, in Selayang Selangor.
The operation was carried out by Miri District Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (Miri NCID) and Sarawak Contingent Police Headquarters (IPK Sarawak).
The suspect has been remanded for seven days until July 7 and is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1962, which carries a mandatory death penalty upon conviction, and Section 15(1)(a) of the same act. — DayakDaily