Police capture drug rehab centre inmate suspected to have stabbed officer

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SIBU, Sept 3: The 18-year-old youth who allegedly stabbed a National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) officer on Sept 1 has been arrested by police in Bintulu.

The teenager from Bandar Permai Jaya from Miri, was an inmate at the AADK Care and Service Centre (CSC) at Jalan Lanang, Sibu.

He was alleged to have stabbed Juing Garai, 38, at 8.30pm on Sunday, before taking the victim’s belongings and fleeing with Juing’s motorcycle.

Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Stanley Jonathan Ringgit confirmed the arrest, saying the suspect was arrested yesterday, at 1pm by two auxiliary policemen in Samalaju Park, Bintulu.

“The suspect was about to pass through the park’s main gate but he was behaving in a suspicious manner and riding a motorcycle without licence plates. Upon inspection, the auxiliary policemen found a blood-stained knife on the motorcycle. After a body check conducted on the suspect, they found a purse containing Juing’s personal documents and RM4 in his pants pocket. Police also seized a red Honda Wave motorcycle, and a licence plate,” Stanley disclosed in a statement.

The initial investigation revealed that the suspect had voluntarily registered himself under AADK CSC in Miri.

The centre offers drug abuse rehabilitation for individuals who voluntarily opt in.

However, since Miri’s CSC centre was full, the suspect had agreed to be stationed in Sibu for three months, from July to October this year.

The case is being investigated under Section 392 and Section 397 of the Penal Code for robbery, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt. — DayakDaily