Police seize drugs worth RM1.7 million

Seen are some of the drugs that were seized. Also seen are Amer (seated centre) flanked by Stanley (right) and Lim during the press confrence.

MIRI, March 8: Police here have seized more than 7kg of drugs worth about RM1.7 million following the arrest of a local man on Monday (March 5) near a petrol station in Batu Niah.

This is the biggest drug bust so far this year.

The confiscated drugs consisted of cannabis (3,516.38g), Eramin 5 pills (1,230 pills), Ecstacy pills (1078.29g), yaba pills (103.64g), and they were packed inside Chinese tea packets and food product packaging, revealed Sarawak police commissioner, Datuk Amer Awal this morning during a press conference.

Also present were Miri police chief, ACP Lim Meng Seah and Sibu police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit.

Some of the drugs were hidden in food product packaging.

Following the arrest, the 23 year-old suspect later led police to a second location where they discovered more drugs in Tanjong Lobang.

It was learnt that the drugs were meant for local market distribution.

“There will be more arrests made soon as we believe that the suspect did not act alone in these activities,” said Amer.

The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952 which provides the death penalty upon conviction.

The suspect has been remanded for seven days until March 13. — DayakDaily