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By Christopher Lidom
KUCHING, Jan 21: Police arrested two local men and seized a total of RM13,1400 worth of drugs during a raid in Stakan Jaya Light Industrial Estate, on Jan 19 (Tuesday).
According to Sarawak Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) head ACP Jasmirol Jamaluddin in a statement today said, based on intelligence, the first individual was arrested by a team of NCID police from the Police Contingent Sarawak (IPK Sarawak), at about 12 pm, in front of a construction company’s staircase in Stakan Jaya Light Industrial Estate, Jalan Stakan in Kota Samarahan.
“Following that, the raid team went to the upper floor of the premises and arrested the second individual. Upon further inspection, police found a total of 22 plastic packets which contains mixed Ecstasy powder (657.40 gram) worth RM9,000, Ketamin (8.10 gram) worth RM1,215, 90 Ecstasy pills (8.19 gram) worth RM2,700, and 15 Erimin pills worth RM225, together with a digital weighing scale, with a total value of RM13,1400,” he said.
Jasmirol noted both suspects, aged 25 and 31-years old, were arrested under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, and were brought to Kota Samarahan Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (BSJND) for further action.
He said both suspects were also investigated under Section 15 (1)(a) of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, after a preliminary urine test conducted by the police found that both suspects were positive for Methamphetamine, and a background check revealed that both suspects had no previous record.
“The police also confiscated one four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle (worth RM40,000), two gold rings weighing 18.47 gram (worth RM 4,377) gram and 12.45 gram (worth RM2,950), a gold chain weighing 31.20 gram (worth RM7,394) and cash amounting to RM899 cash, with a total value of RM55,620,” he said.
Jasmirol said both suspects will be remanded for six days (Jan 21 until Jan 26, 2020), and the investigation is still ongoing in order to stop and crippled the distribution activities.
“The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries the death penalty or life imprisonment upon conviction, or a minimum of 15 lashes,” he added.
Meanwhile, Jasmirol also conveyed his appreciation to the public for their help in channeling the information on drug activities to the police.
“NCID Sarawak Contingent also would like to thank the public throughout the state for their cooperation in providing the information involving the drug activities,” he said. –DayakDaily.